Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart

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"Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart"
Single by The Trammps
B-side "Penguin At The Big Apple"
Released 1972
Genre R&B
Length 3:18
Label Buddah Records
Writer(s) James F. Hanley
The Trammps singles chronology
"Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart"
(1972)
"Sixty Minute Man"
(1972)

"Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" is a 1934 popular song with words and music by James F. Hanley. It was introduced by Hal Le Roy and Eunice Healey in the Broadway revue Thumbs Up! Probably the most notable recordings were made by Judy Garland (who sang it in the 1938 film Listen, Darling and recorded it for Decca Records in 1939)[1] and by The Trammps (reaching #17 on the R&B chart in 1972), but many other versions have been made. Among the artists and groups to have recorded this song include Ernestine Anderson, June Christy, Frank Sinatra, Royce Campbell, The Kirby Stone Four, Billy Eckstine, Richard Himber Orchestra, Brenda Lee, Jesse Belvin, The Coasters, The Satintones, The Dimensions, Brent Spiner, Enoch Light, The Move, The Darts, Chet Baker, Smoking Popes, Dinah Shore, Les Paul and Mary Ford, and Rufus Wainwright (who recorded the song on a tribute album to Judy Garland). In 2011, a Bing Crosby radio version of the song was released on iTunes by the Crosby Estate. This was one of the first songs that Barbra Streisand ever recorded, in 1955 at Nola Recording Studios in New York when she was 13 years old. The recording is yet to be released.[2]

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