Imagination (1940 song)

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"Imagination"
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Published 1940
Language English
Recorded by Glenn Miller orchestra
Tommy Dorsey orchestra
many other artists; see #Recorded versions

"Imagination" is a popular song with music written by Jimmy Van Heusen and the lyrics by Johnny Burke.[1] The song was first published in 1940. The two best-selling versions were recorded by the orchestras of Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey in 1940.

The recording by Glenn Miller was released by Bluebird Records as catalog number 10622. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on July 20, 1940 and lasted 3 weeks on the chart, peaking at #3.[2]

The recording by Tommy Dorsey was released by Victor Records as catalog number 26581. It reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart at #8 on July 20, 1940, its only week on the chart.[2]

"Imagination"
Single by Miki Howard
from the album Come Share My Love
B-side "You Better Be Ready to Love Me"
Released January 1987
Format Cassette single
7" single
Recorded 1986
Genre Jazz
Length 4:16
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Johnny Burke
Jimmy Van Heusen
Producer(s) LeMel Humes
Miki Howard singles chronology
Come Share My Love
(1986)
"Imagination"
(1987)
"Come Back to Me Lover"
(1987)

Miki Howard version[edit]

The song was covered in 1987 by American R&B singer Miki Howard. Released as the second single from Howard's debut album, Come Share My Love. The song was a top 20 R&B hit, peaking at No. 13 on the Hot R&B Singles chart.[3]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 13

Other Recorded versions[edit]

The song has been recorded by, among others:

References[edit]

  1. ^ ASCAP entry for Imagination
  2. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research. 
  3. ^ Top 100 Music Hits, Top 100 Music Charts, Top 100 Songs & The Hot 100 | Billboard.com
  4. ^ Columbia Records in the 39500 to 39999 series
  5. ^ Varsity Records in the 8000 to 8419 series
  6. ^ a b Vocalion Records in the 5000 to 5499 series
  7. ^ Petula Clark discography
  8. ^ Decca Records in the 24500 to 24999 series
  9. ^ Columbia Records in the 38000 to 38499 series
  10. ^ Columbia Records in the 38500 to 38999 series
  11. ^ Conqueror Records in the 9000 to 9499 series
  12. ^ Decca Records in the 3000 to 3499 series
  13. ^ Capitol Records in the 20000 to 20156 series
  14. ^ Decca Records in the 2500 to 2999 series
  15. ^ Savoy Records in the 1100 to 1199 series
  16. ^ a b Columbia Records in the 35200 to 35499 series
  17. ^ Capitol Records in the 1000 to 1499 series
  18. ^ Decca Records in the 29000 to 29255 series
  19. ^ National Records in the 3001 to 25000 series
  20. ^ Decca Records in the 28500 to 28999 series

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