Wonderland by Night

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"Wonderland by Night"
Single by Bert Kaempfert
B-side "Dreaming The Blues"
Released August 1960
Genre Jazz
Length 3:14
Label Decca Records 31141
Writer(s) Klaus Gunter Neumann
Bert Kaempfert singles chronology
"Wonderland by Night"
(1960)
"Cerveza"
(1961)

"Wonderland by Night" is a popular song by Bert Kaempfert that was a Billboard number one hit for three weeks, starting January 9, 1961. The song was written by Klaus Gunter Neumann with English lyrics by Lincoln Chase. It was Kaempfert's first hit with his orchestra. The song featured Charly Tabor on trumpet.[1] The original version of "Wonderland by Night" also crossed over to the R&B chart where it peaked at number five.[2] Another cover, recorded and released by Louis Prima, also charted in the same year, reaching #15 on the Billboard charts. Anita Bryant's version reached #18 on the US Pop Chart. Engelbert Humperdinck also recorded a vocal version of the song in his 1968 album A Man Without Love.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1961) Peak
position
Billboard Hot 100 1
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Sides 5

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bronson, Fred (1992). The Billboard Book of Number One Hits - revised & enlarged. New York: Billboard Books. p. 82. ISBN 0-8230-8298-9. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 313.