On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe

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"On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe" is a popular song which refers to the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (AT&SF). It was written for the 1946 film, The Harvey Girls, where it was sung by Judy Garland.[1] It won the Academy Award for Best Original Song that year.[1]

The music was written by Harry Warren, and the lyrics by Johnny Mercer.[1] The song was published in 1944, but the most popular recordings were made the following year.

Charting versions were recorded by Mercer, Bing Crosby, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, and Judy Garland and the Merry Macs.

Recorded versions[edit]

Other uses[edit]

  • AT&SF used a version of this song for television advertisements in the 1970s.
  • This song's instrumental can be heard in some Tom and Jerry cartoons.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 134. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ a b c d Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955. Record Research.