Monday, November 21, 2011

Music Monday and ABC Wednesday - Strangers in the Night



S is for ...

Frank Sinatra's number one top single, Strangers in the Night.



The album by the same name was his most commercially successful album and reached number one on the UK Singles Chart, The Billboard Hot 100, and the Easy Listening Singles Chart.

The song is composed by Bert Kaempfert with English lyrics by Charles Singleton and Eddie Snyder.

One of the most memorable and recognizable features of the song is Sinatra's scat improvisation of the melody with syllables "doo-be-doo-be-doo" as the song fades to the end. This inspired the name for the cartoon canine "Scooby Doo".

It is one of my most favourite songs.  Beautiful song, beautifully sung.

This song always stirs my soul and is sure to bring a smile to my face.

The words
"Something in your eyes was so inviting
 Something in your smile was so exciting
 Something in my heart told me I must have you"
always send a shiver up my spine.

The stormy weather here today on this Spring day is just perfect for listening to the scintillating, soothing and seductive voice of Sinatra singing ... Strangers in the Night.




Hope you enjoyed that as much as I did and hope the skies are serene and the sun is shining where you are.

And in case you're wondering why there are so many words in this post, it's because I'll be linking this post to ABC Wednesday when the letter S arrives this week.

I'm also linking to Pinning and Singing as I do every Monday.

Warm Regards
Photobucket
from Someday Somewhere


Some notes in this post are taken from Wikipedia - Strangers in the Night

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Lyrics
Strangers in the night exchanging glances 
Wond'ring in the night what were the chances 
We'd be sharing love before the night was through 

Something in your eyes was so inviting 
Something in you smile was so exciting 
Something in my heart told me I must have you 

Strangers in the night 
Two lonely people, we were strangers in the night 
Up to the moment when we said our first hello little did we know 
Love was just a glance away, a warm embracing dance away 

and 

Ever since that night we've been together 
Lovers at first sight, in love forever 
It turned out so right for strangers in the night 


19 comments:

  1. I love how much thought you put into your posts! It makes them a pleasure to read, thank you :-)

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  2. Hey Suzy
    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog.
    Looks like we have common like about the quotes.
    Keep in touch.
    Catch me back on http://sushmaspage.blogspot.com
    http://sushmasgallery.blogspot.com

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  3. Thanks Kat and Sushma. Glad you like my posts. love both your blogs.

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  4. Hi Suzy, Thank you for visiting my blog! I love Frank, and really enjoyed listening again to this wonderful song. My favorite Frank Sinatra song is a sad one called "Once Upon a Time". I love your Music Mondays and hope to join in when I have time! ~ Diane

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  5. Sinatra was quite the singer! And something in his eyes seemed so inviting. ;)

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  6. Thanks Diane and EG Wow. I think Sinatra could make almost any song sound good.

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  7. Frankie! The bobbysoxers are swooning.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  8. One of my favorite singer Frank Sinatra. I could hear my father sings this song all the time. ^_^

    Sunset

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  9. One of my Mom's favorite!

    Shoes, have a happy Thanksgiving!

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  10. I'm a big fan of Frank. Especially the early Capital recordings. No one sings a song like he did.

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  11. Perfect choice--Sinatra! Thanks for the YouTube treat.

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  12. Thank you so very much for joining in with this week's Pinning & Singing Pinterest Party. I could listen to Frank all day and this is one of my favourites. I'm so glad you linked up and shared this wonderful song!

    As this week is a week of giving thanks for our blessings, I would just like to say a very big thank you for your bloggy friendship. It means so much to me!

    Best wishes and Happy Thanksgiving,
    Natasha.

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  13. Thanks Everyone and Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.

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  14. Hello.
    Thanks for the tidbits about Frank. He had a great voice. I still listen to him today.
    Nice post.
    Thanks for sharing & visiting. I appreciate the comment.

    A Sweet, Spanish Flower

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  15. Thanks Andy. He had the most amazing voice.

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  16. very very interesting and unique!!! Great going Ila!
    Puddy

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  17. yes ... definitely seductive ... makes me want to dance a very slow dance ... great post :)

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  18. Thanks Dimple - me too - another schoolgirl memory - just missed out on the warm embracing dance away. Were we even allowed to do that?
    Thanks Puddy and Dimple for dropping by.

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