Amor (1943 song)

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"More and more Amor"
Single by Bing Crosby
Released 1944
Recorded 1944
Genre Latin
Length 3:42
Label Decca Records
Writer(s) Gabriel Ruiz
"Amor"
Single by Ben E. King
from the album Spanish Harlem
B-side "Souvenir of Mexico"
Released 1961
Format 7"
Genre Latin, soul
Length 3:02
Label Atco Records
Producer(s) Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
Ben E. King singles chronology
"Stand By Me"
(1961)
"Amor"
(1961)
"Young Boy Blues"
(1961)
"Amor, Amor, Amor"
Single by Luis Miguel
from the album Mis Romances
Released 2001
Format Promo single
Recorded 2001
Genre Latin
Length 3:42
Label WEA
Writer(s) Gabriel Ruiz
Producer(s) Luis Miguel
Luis Miguel singles chronology
"Y"
(2000)
"Amor, Amor, Amor"
(2001)
"Como Duele"
(2001)

""Amor"", also "Amor Amor" and "Amor Amor Amor" is a popular song.

The music was written by Gabriel Ruiz (composer), the original Spanish lyrics by Ricardo López Méndez, with English lyrics written by Sunny Skylar. The original title and opening line "Amor, Amor, Amor" became "More and more Amor" in the English version. The song was published in 1943.

The two biggest-selling versions in the United States were recorded by Bing Crosby and Andy Russell.

The recording by Bing Crosby was released by Decca Records[1] as catalog number 18608. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on June 29, 1944, and lasted 7 weeks on the chart, peaking at #4. [2] The flip side was "Long Ago (and Far Away)," which also charted, making this a two-sided hit.

The recording by Andy Russell was released by Capitol Records as catalog number 156. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on May 25, 1944, and lasted 8 weeks on the chart, peaking at #5. [2]

In 1961, American soul singer Ben E. King covered the song and it appears on his album Spanish Harlem. It was released as a single, and peaked at #18 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #10 on the R&B chart.[3]

Rod McKuen recorded a disco version in 1977.

Julio Iglesias has recorded the original Spanish version.

Luis Miguel covered the song which was released as the lead single from his album Mis Romances (2001). The song peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gilliland, John (1994). Pop Chronicles the 40s: The Lively Story of Pop Music in the 40s (audiobook). ISBN 978-1-55935-147-8. OCLC 31611854.  Tape 1, side B.
  2. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955. Record Research. 
  3. ^ "Ben E. King - Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi. Retrieved 2013-12-26. 
  4. ^ "Mis Romances - Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi. Retrieved 2012-07-25.