Andy Williams discography

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Andy Williams discography
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Andy Williams in 1969
Studio albums 43
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 27
Singles 79

Andy Williams recorded 43 studio albums, 17 of which (along with the 1970 compilation Andy Williams' Greatest Hits) received Gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America for selling 500,000 units.[1] Three of those recipients went on to reach one million in sales, for which they were awarded Platinum certification.[1] Between studio, Christmas, and compilation albums he had 37 entries on the pop albums chart in Billboard magazine with 12 of those making the top 10.[2] One of those 12, his 1963 album Days of Wine and Roses and Other TV Requests, spent 16 weeks at number one[3] and comes in at number five on the list of the top albums released in the 1960s in terms of Billboard chart performance.[4] During the 1960s and early 1970s two of his Platinum LPs, The Andy Williams Christmas Album and Merry Christmas, made annual appearances on the magazine's Christmas Albums chart, where they each reached the number one position in multiple holiday seasons.[5] In a ranking of the top album artists of the 1960s in terms of Billboard chart performance, he comes in at number eight.[6]

Williams also recorded 45 songs that reached Billboard magazine's Hot 100 chart in the United States and another eight that "bubbled under" the Hot 100.[7] Eight of these 53 recordings made the top 10 (including 1957's "Butterfly", which spent three weeks at number one),[8] and 32 of them are also on the list of 44 entries that Williams had on the magazine's Easy Listening chart,[9] which was started in 1961.[10] 19 of those 44 songs made the top 10 on that list, and four of them ("Can't Get Used to Losing You", "In the Arms of Love", "Happy Heart", and "(Where Do I Begin) Love Story") went on to number one.[11] In a ranking of Billboard's top Adult Contemporary chart performers from 1961 to 1969, he comes in at number five.[12]

In 1963 the Williams recording of "White Christmas" was released to promote The Andy Williams Christmas Album and spent the last five weeks of the year at number one on Billboard's Christmas Singles chart.[13] The album also included "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year", which was written for The Andy Williams Show and became a staple of his annual Christmas specials.[14] Although covers of the song he originated by artists such as Garth Brooks[15] and Harry Connick, Jr.[16] had single chart runs in Billboard upon initial release, the recording by Williams enjoyed widespread popularity several decades after it debuted. The list of the "Top 10 Holiday Songs (Since 2001)" that was published by Billboard in 2009 ranked the Williams recording at number five,[17] and on the 2010 countdown of holiday songs receiving the most radio airplay as determined by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (also known as ASCAP) the Williams classic came in at number four.[18]

Since the British Phonographic Industry began its awards in 1973 Williams had 12 albums receive Silver certification for selling 60,000 units in the UK, and Six of those albums eventually sold the 100,000 units necessary for receiving Gold certification.[19] On the UK album chart he had 30 entries with 11 of those making the top 10.[20] He also had 24 recordings that reached the UK singles chart with nine of those reaching the top 10, including "Butterfly", which spent two weeks at number one.[20]

Label X and the Cadence years[edit]

Williams's first recordings as a solo artist were done in two sessions for the RCA Victor subsidiary Label X in the mid-1950s.[21] Two songs were recorded at the first session, "Groundhog" and "There Is a Time", but according to Williams, "Nothing came of this date.... The numbers are still on the shelf."[21] The four songs from the other session produced two singles: "Why Should I Cry Over You?"/"You Can't Buy Happiness"[22] and "Now I Know"/"Here Comes That Dream Again".[23] In 1967 Williams described something he learned in moving from RCA to Cadence Records in 1955:[24] "I realized that what I had done for Label X wasn't the right kind of product -- in fact, the proof of this is that even years later, when I was selling big on Columbia, those sides were never reissued on RCA."[21]

When Williams arrived at Cadence on December 1, 1955, label founder Archie Bleyer immediately had him record two holiday songs, "The Wind, the Sand and the Star" and "Christmas Is a Feeling in Your Heart".[24] But Williams explains in his autobiography that his new boss "didn't get the record released until a few days before Christmas" and that "it sold only 10,000 copies."[25] His next single, however, included his first song to reach the Billboard Hot 100, "Walk Hand in Hand",[8] and it became the first of half a dozen hits to be packaged together with their corresponding B-sides on his first compilation album, which was simply entitled Andy Williams.[26]

For his first studio album Williams decided to pay tribute to the songwriting talent of his Tonight Show colleague Steve Allen because, he explains, "I thought that if I recorded an album of Steve's own compositions, he might let me sing one or two on the show."[27] Allen, in fact, had Williams eventually perform the entire album on the show by having him sing a different song each night.[27] Williams turned to the popular duo of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II for his second Cadence LP, which included songs from their Broadway musicals Carousel, The King and I, Oklahoma!, and South Pacific.[28] Indeed, each of the long players he made for the label had its own specific focus, such as songs from Hawaii or France, and it was during this phase that he recorded Lonely Street, his first release to reach the pop albums chart in Billboard magazine.[3]

The singles that Williams recorded for Cadence charted much more frequently. Of his 16 A-sides that made the Billboard Hot 100 and its predecessors during this period, 11 of them made it into the top forty positions on the chart, and six of those reached the top ten.[8] Some of these hits fit in nicely with the ballads or what is now called the traditional pop format of many of his LPs at the time. In fact three of the more successful songs from this era ("The Hawaiian Wedding Song", "Lonely Street", and "The Village of St. Bernadette") inspired the themes of the albums on which they later appeared.[24] But several singles, including "Butterfly", "I Like Your Kind of Love", and "Lips of Wine", followed the burgeoning rock and roll trend. "Archie wasn't trying to turn me into a poor man's Elvis; he was just trying to find hit songs. If they were rock and roll, then he wanted them sung that way."[29]

The Columbia years[edit]

Williams's move to Columbia Records in 1961 heralded the start of a highly successful series of albums produced by Robert Mersey that focused on standards, including many from stage and screen, with some Easy Listening hits of the day eventually becoming part of the formula. One of these projects, 1962's Moon River and Other Great Movie Themes, became his first album to reach the top 10 on Billboard's Top LP's chart[3] and his earliest recording to receive Gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.[1] His chart-topping Days of Wine and Roses and Other TV Requests (which included his number two pop hit "Can't Get Used to Losing You") also reached the half million mark in sales, as did the next five consecutive top 10 albums and two number one Christmas LPs on which Mersey also did much of the arranging and conducting.[1] His top 10 release from 1966, The Shadow of your Smile, featured covers of the Beatles songs "Michelle" and "Yesterday" and foreshadowed the shift that Williams would be making over the next few years toward contemporary material. His next LP, In the Arms of Love, peaked only as high as number 21, making it his lowest charting studio album with Columbia to date and helping to explain why it didn't sell enough to receive Gold certification.[3] After 12 projects with Mersey at the helm, Williams moved on to work with producers that could accommodate his more modern aspirations.

He began his next string of Gold records in 1967 with Born Free, which relied exclusively on recent hits from the pop and Easy Listening charts and became the first of five more top 10 albums he would release.[3] When Clive Davis became President of Columbia Records that same year, he paid close attention to the label's Easy Listening artists since most of them were experiencing a decline in sales. "Only Williams was really keeping current. He was open to the new, younger writers that were emerging."[30] One of the musical directors of The Andy Williams Show, Jack Elliott, had made note of the singer's musical taste in 1967 as well: "Andy constantly wants to do new material. If anything, the only professional criticism I would have is that I think he reaches too hard for today's stuff."[31] But in retrospect Davis takes on part of the responsibility for trying to appeal to young record buyers. "I urged Andy to include only the most well-known of contemporary songs in his albums. I had carefully studied the sales of his albums, and it was a matter of mathematics: sales increased in proportion to the number of identifiable titles on the album cover. It became almost a formula."[32]

The formula also worked well in England, where his next LP, Love, Andy, reached number one,[20] and even as Williams was not charting and selling in the US in the 1970s as he had been, the numbers across the Atlantic remained impressive. The 1970 Andy Williams' Greatest Hits compilation reached number 42 during its 20 weeks on Billboard's list of the 200 Top LP's in America, but in the UK the album spent its first three weeks on their much smaller album chart at number two before eventually spending five of its 116 weeks there at number one.[33] His final top 10 LP in America, 1971's Love Story, went under the title Home Lovin' Man in the UK, where it reached number one, and four more top 10 albums followed it onto the UK chart, including 1974's The Way We Were, which was the first of his 25 studio albums released by Columbia thus far that did not reach the Billboard charts. His popularity in England wasn't enough to sustain his relationship with Columbia much longer, and he recorded a few more albums that didn't receive wide attention before moving on.

The post-Columbia years[edit]

In 1984, British record producers Tony Hiller and Nicky Graham enticed Williams back into the studio after a four-year hiatus to record Greatest Love Classics, a project in which the duo had written lyrics for selections of classical music.[34] His next three albums revisited concepts with which he'd had varying degrees of success: movie songs on Close Enough for Love, Christmas music on I Still Believe in Santa Claus, and Country music on Nashville. In 1994 he released audio and video recordings of two concerts that were filmed at his Moon River Theater in Branson, Missouri. The CD Greatest Hits and corresponding video Andy Williams in Concert at Branson featured live performances of "Moon River", "Can't Get Used to Losing You", "Canadian Sunset", and many others, and The New Andy Williams Christmas Album and its video companion, The Andy Williams Christmas Show, offered many favorites from his holiday albums, including "White Christmas", on which he is joined by Lorrie Morgan and The Osmond Brothers. The following year he released an album of new holiday recordings entitled We Need a Little Christmas, but his next return to the studio wasn't until 2006, when he recorded I Don't Remember Ever Growing Up, which was released in the UK the following year.


Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
US[2] UK[20] Billboard Christmas Albums[5]
1956 Andy Williams Sings Steve Allen
  • Released: December 1956
  • Label: Cadence
1958 Andy Williams Sings Rodgers and Hammerstein
  • Released: February 1958
  • Label: Cadence
1959 Two Time Winners
  • Released: May 1959
  • Label: Cadence
To You Sweetheart, Aloha
  • Released: September, 1959
  • Label: Cadence
Lonely Street
  • Released: December, 1959
  • Label: Cadence
1960 The Village of St. Bernadette
  • Released: March, 1960
  • Label: Cadence
Under Paris Skies
  • Released: October, 1960
  • Label: Cadence
1962 Danny Boy and Other Songs I Love to Sing
  • Released: January, 1962
  • Label: Columbia
Moon River and Other Great Movie Themes
  • Released: March 26, 1962
  • Label: Columbia
3 RIAA: Gold[1]
Warm and Willing
  • Released: September, 1962
  • Label: Columbia
1963 Days of Wine and Roses and Other TV Requests
  • Released: April 1963
  • Label: Columbia
1 16 RIAA: Gold[1]
The Andy Williams Christmas Album
  • Released: October 14, 1963
  • Label: Columbia
1 RIAA: Platinum[1]

BPI: Silver[19]

1964 The Wonderful World of Andy Williams
  • Released: January 1964
  • Label: Columbia
9 RIAA: Gold[1]
The Academy Award-Winning "Call Me Irresponsible" and Other Hit Songs from the Movies
  • Released: Spring 1964
  • Label: Columbia
5 RIAA: Gold[1]
The Great Songs from "My Fair Lady" and Other Broadway Hits
  • Released: September 1964
  • Label: Columbia
5 30 RIAA: Gold[1]
1965 Andy Williams' Dear Heart
  • Released: Spring 1965
  • Label: Columbia
4 4 RIAA: Gold[1]
Merry Christmas
  • Released: October 18, 1965
  • Label: Columbia
1 RIAA: Platinum[1]
1966 The Shadow of Your Smile
  • Released: April 1966
  • Label: Columbia
6 24 RIAA: Gold[1]
In the Arms of Love
  • Released: December 19, 1966
  • Label: Columbia
1967 Born Free
  • Released: April 10, 1967
  • Label: Columbia
5 22 RIAA: Gold[1]
Love, Andy
  • Released: October 16, 1967
  • Label: Columbia
8 1 RIAA: Gold[1]
1968 Honey
  • Released: Spring 1968
  • Label: Columbia
9 4 RIAA: Gold[1]
1969 Happy Heart
  • Released: Spring 1969
  • Label: Columbia
9 22 RIAA: Gold[1]
Get Together with Andy Williams
  • Released: October 6, 1969
  • Label: Columbia
27 13 RIAA: Gold[1]
1970 Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
  • Released: Spring 1970
  • Label: Columbia
43 7
The Andy Williams Show
  • Released: Autumn 1970
  • Label: Columbia
81 10
1971 Love Story
  • Released: February 3, 1971
  • Label: Columbia
3 1 RIAA: Platinum[1]
You've Got a Friend
  • Released: August 1971
  • Label: Columbia
1972 Love Theme from "The Godfather"
  • Released: March 21, 1972
  • Label: Columbia
29 11 RIAA: Gold[1]
Alone Again (Naturally)
  • Released: September 1972
  • Label: Columbia
1973 Solitaire
  • Released: Fall 1973
  • Label: Columbia
185 3 BPI: Gold[19]
1974 The Way We Were
  • Released: Spring 1974
  • Label: Columbia
7 BPI: Silver[19]
Christmas Present
  • Released: October 11, 1974
  • Label: Columbia
You Lay So Easy on My Mind
  • Released: November 1974
  • Label: Columbia
150 BPI: Silver[19]
1975 The Other Side of Me
  • Released: Summer 1975
  • Label: Columbia
1976 Andy
  • Released: Autumn 1976
  • Label: Columbia
1980 Let's Love While We Can
  • Label: Columbia
1984 Greatest Love Classics
  • Label: EMI
22 BPI: Gold[19]
1986 Close Enough for Love
  • Label: Atco
1990 I Still Believe in Santa Claus
  • Label: Curb
1991 Nashville
  • Label: Curb
1995 We Need a Little Christmas
  • Label: Unison Music
RIAA: Gold[1]
2007 I Don't Remember Ever Growing Up
  • Label: Demon Music Group
"—" denotes a title that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Album reissues[edit]

Many of the albums that Williams recorded were originally available in the vinyl LP, 8-track tape, Reel-to-reel, and audio cassette formats but were later reissued on compact disc. With close to 80 minutes of space available on each disc, it was possible to combine two albums on one CD, and most Williams albums have been paired up and reissued in this format, as shown in the collapsed table below:

  • A title of UK version

Compilation albums[edit]

Several Williams compilations are noteworthy for either their chart success, as noted by 27 of them listed below, or the material included. For example, Williams himself selected the songs included on Moon River: The Very Best of Andy Williams.

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
US[2] UK[20]
1958 Andy Williams
  • Label: Cadence
1961 Andy Williams' Best
  • Label: Cadence
1962 Million Seller Songs
  • Label: Cadence
1965 Canadian Sunset
  • Label: Columbia
1966 Andy Williams' Newest Hits
  • Label: Columbia
May Each Day
  • Label: CBS
1969 The Andy Williams Sound of Music
  • Label: Columbia
139 22
1970 Andy Williams' Greatest Hits
  • Label: Columbia
42 1 RIAA: Gold[1]
1971 The Impossible Dream
  • Label: Columbia
123 26
Love Story (UK version)
  • Label: CBS
1972 Andy Williams' Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (UK version)
  • Label: CBS
1973 Andy Williams' Greatest Hits Vol. 2
  • Label: Columbia
1977 Reflections
  • Label: CBS
2 BPI: Gold[19]
1992 The Best of Andy Williams
  • Label: Dino
1994 Personal Christmas Collection
  • Label: Legacy Recordings
1995 16 Most Requested Songs: Encore!
  • Label: Legacy/Columbia
1996 The Best of Andy Williams
  • Label: Sony Music (Columbia)
BPI: Silver[19]
1997 The Love Songs
  • Label: Sony Music (Columbia)
BPI: Gold[19]
1999 In the Lounge with...
  • Label: Columbia/Sony Music UK
39 BPI: Silver[19]
2000 The Very Best of Andy Williams
  • Label: Columbia/Sony Music UK
27 BPI: Gold[19]
2001 Andy
  • Label: Demon Music Group (Crimson)
BPI: Gold[19]
2002 The Essential Andy Williams
  • Label: Columbia/Sony Music UK
2003 B Sides and Rarities
  • Label: Collectables
2005 Music to Watch Girls By: The Very Best of Andy Williams
  • Label: Sony Music Entertainment
2009 Moon River: The Very Best of Andy Williams
  • Label: Columbia
The Very Best of Andy Williams
  • Label: Sony Music Entertainment
10 BPI: Gold[19]
2013 The Classic Christmas Album
  • Label: Sony/ Legacy

Live albums[edit]

Two Williams concerts in 1993 became his first domestic releases of live material:

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
US[2] Billboard Christmas Albums[5] Top Pop Catalog Albums[2]
1994 Greatest Hits
  • Label: Delta Music Inc. (LaserLight)
1994 The New Andy Williams Christmas Album
  • Label: Delta Music Inc. (LaserLight)
137 31 32
"—" denotes a title that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Additional compilations[edit]

  • 16 Most Requested Songs (1986), Columbia/Legacy
  • Moon River (1990/1995/2002), CBS/Sony/Collectables
  • Unchained Melody (1990/2011), Curb
  • The Best of Andy Williams (1991), Curb
  • I Like Your Kind of Love, The Best of the Cadence Years (1997), Varese Sarabande
  • Songs for Christmas (1998/2001), Sony Music Distribution
  • Christmas Album (1999), Columbia Records/Sony Music UK
  • 16 Biggest Hits (2000), Columbia/Legacy
  • Super Hits (2001), Legacy/Sony Music Distribution
  • The Complete Columbia Chart Singles Collection (2002), Taragon
  • 25 All-Time Greatest Hits 1956–1961: The Cadence Years (2002), Varese Sarabande
  • Classic Masters (2003), Capitol
  • The Best of the 70s (2004), Sony/BMG
  • Love Songs (2004), Columbia/Legacy
  • Happy Heart: The Best of Andy Williams (2009), Sony UK

Album collaboration[edit]

  • The Williams Brothers Christmas Album (1971), Barnaby

Album narration[edit]

  • It's a Wonderful Christmas (1997), Publishing Mills

Box sets[edit]

  • Classic Album Collection, Vol. 1 (2001), Collectables
  • Classic Album Collection, Vol. 2 (2002), Collectables
  • Icons (2010), Sony UK

Radio broadcasts[edit]

  • National Guard Shows (2010), Sounds of Yesteryear

Soundtrack compilations[edit]

These releases are composed of performances taken from The Andy Williams Show:

  • Andy Williams Live: Treasures from His Personal Collection (2001), Neon Tonic/Concord
  • Andy Williams Live: Christmas Treasures (2001), Neon Tonic/Concord


Year Title Peak chart positions Non-charting B-sides
From same album as A-side except where indicated
1948 "Jubilee"
By Kay Thompson & The Williams Brothers
"Back Home Again in Indiana" Non-album tracks
"Louisiana Purchase"
By Kay Thompson & The Williams Brothers
"I See Your Face Before Me"
1954 "Why Should I Cry Over You" "You Can't Buy Happiness"
1955 "Now I Know" "Here Comes That Dream Again"
"Christmas Is a Feeling In Your Heart" "The Wind, The Sand and The Star"
1956 "Walk Hand in Hand" 54 16 "Not Anymore" Andy Williams
"Canadian Sunset" 7 2 "High Upon A Mountain"
"Baby Doll" 33 35 "Since I've Found My Baby"
1957 "Butterfly" 1 3 14 1 "It Doesn't Take Very Long"
(from Andy Williams)
Andy Williams' Best
"I Like Your Kind of Love" 8 10 16 "Stop Teasin' Me"
(from Andy Williams)
"Lips of Wine" 17 20 "Straight From My Heart" Andy Williams
1958 "Are You Sincere?" 3 7 "Be Mine Tonight"
(from Two Time Winners)
Andy Williams' Best
"Promise Me, Love" 17 33 "Your Hand, Your Heart, Your Love" Non-album tracks
"Hawaiian Wedding Song"/
"The House of Bamboo"
Two Time Winners
Non-album track
1959 "Lonely Street" 5 7 20 "Summer Love" Lonely Street
"The Village of St. Bernadette" 7 9 "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"
(from Lonely Street)
The Village of St. Bernadette
1960 "Wake Me When It's Over" 50 58 "We Have a Date (Andy's Theme)" Non-album tracks
"Do You Mind?" 70 53 "Dreamsville"
(from Canadian Sunset)
Andy Williams' Best
"You Don't Want My Love" 64 51 "Don't Go To Strangers" (A-side)
1961 "The Bilbao Song" 37 25 "How Wonderful To Know"
"Danny Boy" /
"Fly By Night"
Danny Boy and Other Songs I Love to Sing
Non-album track
1962 "The Wonderful World of the Young" /
"Help Me"
Newest Hits
Non-album track
"Stranger on the Shore" 38 10 9 30 "I Want to Be Wanted" Warm and Willing
"Don't You Believe It" 39 50 15 "Summertime"
(from Danny Boy)
Newest Hits
"Twilight Time" 86 97 "So Rare" Two Time Winners
1963 "Can't Get Used to Losing You" /
"Days of Wine and Roses"
Days Of Wine and Roses
"The Peking Theme (So Little Time)"

Non-album tracks
"White Christmas" 81 "The Christmas Song" The Andy Williams Christmas Album
1964 "Charade" /
"A Fool Never Learns"



"Call Me Irresponsible" and
Other Hit Songs from the Movies

The Wonderful World of Andy Williams
"Wrong for Each Other" 34 27 11 "Madrigal"
(from Call Me Irresponsible...)
Non-album track
"Under Paris Skies" 121 "Let It Be Me" Under Paris Skies
"Almost There" /
"On the Street Where You Live"

Andy Williams' Dear Heart
The Great Songs From "My Fair Lady"
and Other Broadway Hits
"Dear Heart" 24 15 2 "Emily" Andy Williams' Dear Heart
1965 "...and Roses and Roses" 36 34 4 "My Carousel"
(from Andy Williams' Dear Heart)
Newest Hits
"Ain't It True" 40 35 "Loved One" Non-album tracks
"Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)" 92 97 18 "I'll Remember You" Newest Hits
1966 "May Each Day" 19 "Bye Bye Blues"
(from The Shadow of Your Smile)
May Each Day
"Bye Bye Blues" /
"You're Gonna Hear From Me"

The Shadow of Your Smile
Non-album track
"How Can I Tell Her It's Over" 109 109 17 "The Summer of Our Love"
(from The Shadow of Your Smile)
Non-album track
"In the Arms of Love" 49 72 1 33 "The Many Faces of Love"
(Non-album track)
In The Arms of Love
1967 "Music to Watch Girls By" 34 50 2 33 "The Face I Love"
(from In The Arms of Love)
Born Free
"More and More" 88 100 2 45 "I Want to Be Free"
(from Born Free)
Non-album track
"Holly" 113 4 "When I Look In Your Eyes" Love, Andy
1968 "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" 5 "You Are Where Everything Is"
b/w (from Born Free)
"Sweet Memories" 75 82 4 "You Are Where Everything Is"
b/w (from Born Free)
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
"The Battle Hymn of the Republic" 33 48 11 "Ave Maria" non-album tracks
1969 "Happy Heart" 22 26 1 19 "Our Last Goodbye"
(from Honey)
Happy Heart
"Live and Learn" 119 111 12 "You Are"
(from Get Together With Andy Williams)
Non-album track
"A Woman's Way" 109 91 4 "What Am I Living For" (A-side) Non-album tracks
1970 "Can't Help Falling in Love" 88 85 28 3 "Sweet Memories"
(from Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head)
Non-album track
"One Day of Your Life" 77 92 2 "Long Time Blues"
(from Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head)
"It's So Easy" 13 "Long Time Blues" Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
"Home Lovin' Man" 10 7 "Whistling Away the Dark"
(Non-album track)
Alone Again (Naturally)
1971 "(Where Do I Begin?) Love Story" 9 10 1 4 "Something" Love Story
"A Song for You" 82 95 29 "Holly"
(from Love, Andy)
You've Got a Friend
"Love Is All" 29 "What's The Matter Girl" (A-side) Non-album tracks
"You've Got a Friend" "You Are Where Everything Is"
(from Born Free)
You've Got A Friend
1972 "Music From Across The Way" 111 30 "The Last Time I Saw Her"
(from Love Theme from "The Godfather")
Greatest Hits Vol. 2
"Speak Softly Love (Love Theme from The Godfather)" 34 24 7 42 "Home For Thee"
(Non-album track)
Love Theme from "The Godfather"
"MacArthur Park" 102 114 26 "Amazing Grace"
(from Alone Again (Naturally)
"Home Lovin' Man" 27 "(Where Do I Begin) Love Story"
(from Love Story)
Alone Again (Naturally)
1973 "Last Tango In Paris" "I'll Never Be the Same"
(Non-album track)
"Solitaire" 23 4 "My Love"
1974 "Getting Over You" /



"Love's Theme" 16 "(They Long to Be) Close to You"
(from The Impossible Dream)
The Way We Were
"Another Lonely Song" 29 "A Mi Esposa Con Amor" You Lay So Easy on My Mind
1975 "You Lay So Easy on My Mind" 32 "I Love My Friend"
"Love Said Goodbye" 24 "One More Time" Non-album tracks
"Cry Softly" 20 "You Lay So Easy On My Mind" You Lay So Easy On My Mind
"Sad Eyes" 11 "Quits" The Other Side of Me
1976 "The Other Side of Me" 42 "Goin' Through the Motions"
(Non-album track)
"Tell It Like It Is" 72 85 17 "Goin' Through the Motions" Non-album tracks
1977 "Are You There" "Are You There (disco version)" Non-album tracks
1979 "Love Story (Where Do I Begin) (disco version - long)" "Love Story (Where Do I Begin) (disco version - short)" Non-album tracks
1980 "Jason" "I'll Never Love Anyone Anymore" Let's Love While We Can
1999 "Music to Watch Girls By" 9 The Very Best of Andy Williams
2003 "Can't Take My Eyes Off You"
with Denise Van Outen
23 "Candida" (from Love Story)
"Can't Take My Eyes Off You" (Original version)
The Essential Andy Williams
2017 "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" 32 17 "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
(from Merry Christmas)
The Andy Williams Christmas Album


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