Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

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"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!", also known as "Let It Snow", is a song written by lyricist Sammy Cahn and composer Jule Styne in July 1945. It was written in Hollywood, California during a heat wave as Cahn and Styne imagined cooler conditions.[1]

One of the best-selling songs of all time, "Let It Snow!" has been covered countless times. Due to its seasonal theme, it is commonly regarded as a Christmas song. However, the song makes no reference to the holiday in its lyrics.

Recording history[edit]

"Let It Snow!" was first recorded by Vaughn Monroe with the Norton Sisters for RCA Victor in 1945.[2] Monroe's version became a huge popular hit, topping the Billboard music chart for five weeks in January and February of 1946. Monroe later re-recorded the tune in stereo for his 1958 RCA Victor album There I Sing/Swing It Again, and once again for his 1962 Dot Records album His Greatest Hits. It also appears as one of two songs used during the end credits to the 1988 film "Die Hard," starring Bruce Willis.

Woody Herman's recording for Columbia Records, featuring himself on vocals and an iconic trumpet solo by Sonny Berman, also charted in February 1946, peaking at #7.

Other recordings:

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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 3, side A.
  2. ^ Collins, Ace (2010). Stories Behind the Greatest Hits of Christmas. Zondervan. ISBN 0310327954. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ "The *Wurzels Christmas Album". thewurzels.com. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ Trust, Gary. "Rod Stewart Scores First AC No. 1 Since 1993 With 'Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow'". Billboard. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  5. ^ Trust, Gary. "Chart Moves: 2012's Twelve Hot 100 No. 1s; Taylor Swift Back in Country Airplay Top 10; Dropkick Murphys Xmas Song Charts". Billboard. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 

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