Song: Moonglow

Written by Eddie De Lange, Will Hudson, Irving Mills

There were four different hit versions of Moonglow in 1934: big band leader Benny Goodman's, which went to No. 1; jazz great Duke Ellington's, which climbed to No. 2; singer Cab Calloway's, which peaked at No. 7; and saxaphonist Glen Gray's, which reached No. 8. Two years later, Benny Goodman released a new version of Moonglow with his quartet (which featured Lionel Hampton) and watched his second recording of the song climb into the Top 10. The song was taken from the Broadway musical Blackbirds of 1934 and was written by lyricist Eddie DeLange with Will Hudson and Irving Mills. Moonglow was recorded by Billie Holiday for Verve Records in 1953. In 1956, conductor Morris Stoloff stayed at No. 1 for three weeks with an interpolation of Moonglow and another great Shapiro Bernstein song "(Theme from) Picnic", both of which were taken from the film Picnic.

Recordings of this song:

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recording details  Tony Bennett and K.D. Lang save license this
recording details  Randy Brooks save license this
recording details  Cab Calloway Orch. save license this
recording details  Jackie Gleason save license this
recording details  Benny Goodman save license this
recording details  Lionel Hampton save license this
recording details  Billie Holiday save license this
recording details  Joni James save license this
recording details  The Lennon Sisters save license this
recording details  Glenn Miller save license this
recording details  Vaughn Monroe save license this
recording details  Gene Page save license this
recording details  Louis Prima save license this
recording details  Artie Shaw save license this
recording details  Carly Simon save license this
recording details  Rod Stewart save license this
recording details  Hugo Strasser save license this
recording details  Jerry Vale save license this
recording details  Sarah Vaughan save license this
recording details  Ethel Waters save license this
recording details  James Williams Sextet w/Clark Terry save license this