Managua, Nicaragua (song)

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"Managua, Nicaragua" is a popular American jazz song from the 1940s.

The music was written by Irving Fields, the lyrics by Albert Gamse. The song was published in 1946.

The recording by Freddy Martin's orchestra was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-2026. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on January 31, 1947 and lasted 11 weeks on the chart, peaking at #1. [1]

The recording by Guy Lombardo's orchestra was recorded on November 15, 1946, and released by Decca Records as catalog number 23782. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on February 14, 1947 and lasted 9 weeks on the chart, peaking at #4. [1]

The recording by Kay Kyser's orchestra was released by Columbia Records as catalog number 37214. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on March 7, 1947 and lasted 2 weeks on the chart, peaking at #9. [1]

Other recordings were made by the Campus Kids and by Edmundo Ros.

Featured in film[edit]

Managua, Nicaragua was featured in the classic film The Third Man.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955. Record Research. 
Preceded by
"Open the Door, Richard" by Count Basie
U.S. Billboard Best Sellers in Stores number-one single
March 1–8, 1947
Succeeded by
"Heartaches" by Ted Weems