"Seattle" is a song with music composed by Hugo Montenegro and lyrics written by Jack Keller and Ernie Sheldon. It was used as the theme for the 1968-70 ABC-TV U.S. television show Here Come the Brides. The first line is "The bluest skies you've ever seen are in Seattle" refers to the city's magnificent summer weather, although Seattle is known for clouds and drizzle eight or nine months of the year.
Late in the show's first season, singer Perry Como recorded a version of the song, which became a Top 40 hit for him on the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts during the spring of 1969. One of the stars of Here Come the Brides, pop singer Bobby Sherman, also recorded a version of the song, but his version was never released as a single.
Two different versions were used on the television series, for both of which Montenegro conducted an in-studio orchestra: the first was instrumental; and the second was vocal, with lyrics sung by a musical team called "The New Establishment".
- "Seattle," Here Come the Brides. Soundtrack information at imdb.com.
- Seattle, 1969 Perry Como album - information at Allmusic.com
- The Very Best of Bobby Sherman, album information at Allmusic.com
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