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Moon River by (Andy Williams)






Song was composed by Henry Mancini with lyrics from Johnny Mercer.

Yesterday was Mercer's birthday. He passed away in 1976.

The song was originally performed by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany's, winning an Academy Award for Best Original Song. The song also won the 1962 Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

The song has been covered by many other artists. The most famous version is the one by Andy Williams.

Andy Williams never released the song as a single and thus his version never entered the charts.

The song's success was responsible for relaunching Mercer's career as a songwriter, which had stalled in the mid-1950s because rock and roll had replaced jazz standards as the popular music of the time.


The original orchestra version that was the co-first version released in 1961:

Moon River by Henry Mancini and His Orchestra and Chorus






This version peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961.
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The original co-first version of Moon River by Jerry Butler.






Song was released simultaneously with Mancini's version in 1961.

This version also peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961.

Across the Atlantic, Danny Williams has a #1 version of this song on the UK charts in 1961.
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Today's the birthday of this singer.


谢谢你曾经爱过我 (My Translation: Thank you for Having Loved Me) by 潘越云 (Michelle Pan)






Song was written by singer-songwriter-author 郑华娟

Song was released in 1986.
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Back to the dream theme.


Dream a Little Dream of Me by The Mamas & The Papas






"Dream a Little Dream of Me" is a 1931 song with music by Fabian Andre and Wilbur Schwandt and lyrics by Gus Kahn.

It was first recorded in February 1931 by Ozzie Nelson and 2 days later, by Wayne King and His Orchestra, with vocal by Ernie Birchill.

The song has seen more than 60 other versions recorded. The highest chart ratings version is by the Mamas & the Papas. This version peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968.


Original version of Dream a Little Dream of Me by Ozzie Nelson






This version was released in 1931.
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