High Society (soundtrack)

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High Society
Soundtrack album by Bing Crosby
Released 1956
Recorded January 1956
Genre Traditional pop
Label Capitol
Bing Crosby chronology
Bing: A Musical Autobiography
(1954)
High Society
(1956)
Songs I Wish I Had Sung the First Time Around
(1956)

High Society is a 1956 soundtrack album, featuring Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong and Grace Kelly. This was Crosby's fifth LP album, and his first recorded for Capitol Records. It was the soundtrack for the MGM feature film High Society, also released in 1956.

Crosby's exclusive recording contract with Decca Records expired at the end of 1955 and he chose to go freelance.

After his recording of "True Love" with Grace Kelly went gold, Crosby joked that it was the only gold record to feature a real-life princess. "True Love" was the only song in the album to be nominated for an Academy Award.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "High Society" (Overture) - Johnny Green, conducting the MGM Studio Orchestra
  2. "High Society Calypso" - Louis Armstrong and His Band
  3. "Little One" - Bing Crosby
  4. "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" - Celeste Holm, Frank Sinatra
  5. "True Love" - Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly
  6. "You're Sensational" - Frank Sinatra
  7. "I Love You, Samantha" - Bing Crosby
  8. "Now You Has Jazz" - Louis Armstrong and His Band, Bing Crosby
  9. "Well, Did You Evah!" - Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra
  10. "Mind if I Make Love to You?" - Frank Sinatra

All songs written by Cole Porter.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Year Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[1] 1957 1
Preceded by
The King and I by Original Soundtrack
UK Albums Chart number-one album
16 February 1957 - 23 February 1957
Succeeded by
The King and I by Original Soundtrack

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chart Stats - Original Soundtrack - High Society". chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 30 Jul 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2011.