Around the World (1956 song)

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"Around the World"
from the film Around the World in 80 Days
Written 1956
Published 1956
Writer Harold Adamson
Victor Young
Recorded by Karen Akers, John Arpin, Stanley Black, Liam Burrows, Nat King Cole, The Columbia Ballroom Orchestra, Ray Conniff, Sam Cooke, Bing Crosby, Gracie Fields, Connie Francis, Buddy Greco, Ronnie Hilton, Joni James, Jonah Jones, James Last, Brenda Lee, The Mantovani Orchestra, The McGuire Sisters, Bette Midler, Matt Monro, Jane Morgan and The Troubadours, Emile Pandolfi, André Prévin, Louis Prima, The Shirelles, Frank Sinatra, Kay Starr, The Supremes, Paul Sullivan, The Sundowners, Billy Vaughn, Bobby Vinton, Lawrence Welk and his Orchestra, George Sanders

"Around the World" was the theme tune from the 1956 movie Around the World in 80 Days [1] It never actually featured with the lyrics in the Around the World in Eighty Days film, but it is the vocal version which has by far become the better known. It was written by Harold Adamson and Victor Young, for whom it was a #13 hit on the Billboard charts (posthumously) in 1957. The recording by Bing Crosby was the B-side of the Victor Young version in 1957, on Festival SP45-1274 in Australia, and was a joint charting success.

It has been recorded, among others, by:

Popular culture[edit]

The Buddy Greco recording was the first piece of music heard in the 2012 television series Pan Am, opening the first episode.