The 25 Favourite Sinatra Songs

Found among Peter Haining’s  papers a typed sheet, possibly from a 1980 newspaper article, listing the results of a poll of Frank Sinatra’s most loved songs. It is possible he was planning a book on Sinatra…

Frank_Sinatra_in_Till_the_Clouds_Roll_ByThe 25 Favourite Sinatra Songs

In 1980, Frank’s public relations firm, Solters and Roskin, conducted a poll to establish the singer’s most popular recordings. A total of 7600 fans from more than 11 counters were polled, and replies came from Britain, Canada, Australia, America, Japan, Brazil, France, Sweden, West Germany, Holland as well as various other place. In all 587 individual Sinatra titles were selected by fans, but the eventual winner proved to be a 25 years old recording, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” with words and music by Cole Porter, released by Capitol in 1956! (Note; It has been suggested that the number 3 song on the list given as “Chicago” should, in fact, be “My Kind of Town”.)

The list, with dates of recording, is as follows:

1. I’ve Got You Under My Skin (January 26, 1956)

2. The Lady is a Tramp (November 26, 1956)

3. Chicago (August 13, 1957)

4. My Way (December 30, 1968)

5. Send in the Clowns (June 6, 1973)

6. Nancy (August 22, 1945)

7. Here’s That Rainy Day (March 3, 1959)

8. All the Way (August 13, 1957)

9. It was a Very Good Year (April 22, 1965)

10. Night and Day (November 26, 1956)

11. Come Fly With Me (October 8, 1957)

12. I Get a Kick Out of You (November 6, 1953)

13. All or Nothing at All (September 17, 1939)

14. Angel Eyes (May 29, 1958)

15. You Make Me Feel So Young (January 9, 1956)

16. In The Wee Small Hours (February 17, 1955)

17. Ol’ Man River (December 13, 1944)

18. All of Me (November 17, 1946)

19. Witchcraft (May 20, 1957)

20. Put Your Dreams Away (May 11, 1945)

21. One For my Baby (June 25, 1958)

22. Where or When (January 29, 1945)

23. Violets For Your Furs (November 5, 1953)

24. Stranger in the Night (April 11, 1966)

25. September of my Heart (May 27, 1965)

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