Wonderful! Wonderful!

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For the Johnny Mathis album, see Wonderful Wonderful (album).

"Wonderful! Wonderful!" is a popular music song written by Sherman Edwards, with lyrics by Ben Raleigh. The song was first published in 1957.

In the United States, a recording by Johnny Mathis[1] reached #14 on the Billboard charts.[2]

Cover versions[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

A cover version of the song was featured in an episode of the television series The X-Files titled "Home". Writers Glen Morgan and James Wong chose the song during the early stages, considering it "creepy" and yet "too wonderful".[citation needed]

Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashad danced to this song on the series finale of the CBS sitcom Cosby on April 28, 2000.

The song's popularity was revived via a touching montage during the series finale of Desperate Housewives, which aired on May 13 (Mother's Day), 2012.

The song was used in the trailer for Bioshock Infinite's Burial at Sea downloadable content.

The song was used at the end of series 2 episode 8 of the television series "Call the Midwife".


  1. ^ Gilliland, John (1969). "Show 23 - Smack Dab in the Middle on Route 66. [Part 2]" (AUDIO). Pop Chronicles. Digital.library.unt.edu. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 405. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 596.