Again (1949 song)

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"Again" is a popular song, recorded by many singers. The music was written by Lionel Newman, the words by Dorcas Cochran. It first appeared in the movie Road House (1948), sung by Ida Lupino[1] An instrumental rendition was used in the movie "Pickup on South Street" (1953). By 1949, versions by Vic Damone, Doris Day, Tommy Dorsey, Gordon Jenkins, Vera Lynn, Art Mooney, and Mel Tormé all made the Billboard charts.

Doris Day cover[edit]

The recording by Doris Day was recorded in February 1949 and released by Columbia Records as catalog number 38467. The flip side was "Everywhere You Go".[2] It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on May 13, 1949 and lasted 19 weeks on the chart, peaking at #2.[3]

Vic Damone cover[edit]

The recording by Vic Damone was recorded in February 1949 and released by Mercury Records as catalog number 5261. The flip side was "I Love You So Much It Hurts".[4] It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on April 8, 1949 and lasted 15 weeks on the chart, peaking at #11.[3] Other sources give the highest chart position as #6.

Tommy Dorsey cover[edit]

The recording by Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-3427. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on June 10, 1949 and lasted 9 weeks on the chart, peaking at #22.[3] Other sources give the highest chart position as #6. The flip side, "The Hucklebuck",[5] also charted.

Gordon Jenkins cover[edit]

The recording by Gordon Jenkins and his orchestra was made on February 17, 1949 and released by Decca Records as catalog number 24602. The flip side was "Skip to My Lou".[6] It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on April 15, 1949 and lasted 23 weeks on the chart, peaking at #2.[3]

Vera Lynn cover[edit]

The recording by Vera Lynn was released by London Records as catalog number 310. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on January 21, 1949 and lasted 3 weeks on the chart, peaking at #23.[3]

Art Mooney cover[edit]

The recording by Art Mooney and his orchestra was made on March 7, 1949 and released by MGM Records as catalog number 10398. The flip side was "Five Foot Two".[7] It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on July 15, 1949 at #28, its only week on the chart.[3] Other sources give the highest chart position as #7.

Mel Tormé cover[edit]

"Again"
Single by Mel Tormé
B-side "Blue Moon"
Released 1949
Format 7" single
Recorded 1949
Genre Jazz
Length 3:13
Label Capital
Writer(s) Lionel Newman, Dorcas Cochran
Mel Tormé singles chronology
"Careless Hands"
(1949)
"Again"
(1949)
"The Four Winds and the Seven Seas"
(1949)

The recording by Mel Tormé was released by Capitol Records as catalog number 15428. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on April 8, 1949 and lasted 18 weeks on the chart, peaking at #7.[3] Other sources give the highest chart position as #3.[8] The flip side, "Blue Moon",[9] also charted.

Other recorded versions[edit]

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