Standing on the Corner (show tune)
"Standing on the Corner" is a popular song written by Frank Loesser and published in 1956. It was introduced by Shorty Long, Alan Gilbert, John Henson, and Roy Lazarus in the Broadway musical, The Most Happy Fella.
A recording of the song by the Four Lads (made March 1, 1956) was popular in 1956. The recording was released by Columbia Records as catalog number 40674. It first reached the Billboard charts on April 28, 1956. It peaked at #3 on each of the various charts at the time: the Disk Jockey chart, the Best Seller chart, the Juke Box chart, as well as the composite chart of the top 100 songs. The flip side was "My Little Angel". Jimmy Arnold, lead tenor for The Four Lads in 1956, is sometimes erroneously listed as the song's co-author.
On February 9, 2010 the Irish group Celtic Thunder released their 4th album entitled "It's Entertainment". This album, meant to pay homage to past musical styles, features their youngest member Damian McGinty singing "Standing on the Corner". Celtic Thunder's DVD of the same name features McGinty dressed in a sweater and cabbie performing the number.
- Frank Loesser website
- The Most Happy Fella from theaterhistory.com
- The Four Lads home page
- The Four Lads' version of the song on YouTube
- Celtic Thunder Official Website