Among My Souvenirs

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"Among My Souvenirs"
Single by Connie Francis
from the album More Greatest Hits
B-side "God Bless America"
Released November 1959
Genre Pop
Length 2:28
Label MGM 12841
Songwriter(s) Edgar Leslie, Lawrence Wright
Connie Francis singles chronology
"You're Gonna Miss Me"
(1959)
"Among My Souvenirs"
(1959)
"Mama"
(1960)

"You're Gonna Miss Me"
(1959)
"Among My Souvenirs"
(1959)
"Mama"
(1960)

"Among My Souvenirs" is a 1927 song with words by Edgar Leslie and music by Horatio Nicholls.

Original version[edit]

The earliest known version of "Among My Souvenirs" was recorded by The Kit-Cat Band on September 19, 1927. It was first a number one chart hit for Paul Whiteman in 1928. Whiteman's recording was recorded November 22, 1927 and released by Victor Records as catalog number 35877A.[1]

Other charting versions[edit]

  • In 1959, Connie Francis recorded the song peaking at number seven on the Hot 100.[2] The Connie Francis version also peaked at number ten on the R&B charts.[3] In the United Kingdom, the song reached #11.[4] Her version was arranged by Ray Ellis.[5]
  • In 1976, Marty Robbins had his 16th and last number one on the country charts with his version of the song.[6]

Additional versions[edit]

Over the years, the song has been covered by many artists including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Victor Records in the 35500 to 35999 series
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 240.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 214.
  4. ^ Connie Francis, "Among My Souvenirs" Chart Positions Retrieved April 5, 2014
  5. ^ Connie Francis, "Among My Souvenirs" Single Release Retrieved April 5, 2014
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 294.
  7. ^ Decca Records in the 4000 to 4499 series
  8. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved September 11, 2017.
  9. ^ Decca Records in the 23500 to 23999 series
  10. ^ Brunswick Records in the 3500 to 3999 series
  11. ^ Columbia Records in the 35500 to 35999 series
  12. ^ Columbia Records in the 1000D to 1499D series
  13. ^ Capitol Records in the 100 to 499 series
  14. ^ Columbia Records in the 1000D to 1499D series
  15. ^ Columbia Records in the 37000 to 37499 series
  16. ^ Columbia Records in the 39500 to 39999 series