Song: My Prayer
MY PRAYER showcases one of the most haunting and dramatic melodies in popular music. Based on an instrumental by French composer Georges Boulanger, famed lyricist Jimmy Kennedy (whose other credits include "South Of the Border" and "Red Sails in The Sunset") added the poignant lyric in 1939. Later that year, the ballad became a simultaneous hit for the Ink Spots (whose version climbed to No. 3) and Glenn Miller (who reached No. 2). My Prayer was revived in 1956 by the Platters, whose emotional rendition soared to No. 1 for five weeks.