Around the World (1956 song)

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"Around the World"
from the film Around the World in 80 Days
Written 1956
Published 1956
Writer Harold Adamson
Victor Young
Recorded by Karen Akers, John Arpin, Stanley Black, Liam Burrows, Nat King Cole, The Columbia Ballroom Orchestra, Ray Conniff, Sam Cooke, Bing Crosby, Gracie Fields, Eddie Fisher, Connie Francis, Buddy Greco, Ronnie Hilton, Joni James, Jonah Jones, James Last, Brenda Lee, The Mantovani Orchestra, The McGuire Sisters, Bette Midler, Matt Monro, Jane Morgan and The Troubadours, Emile Pandolfi, André Prévin, Louis Prima, The Shirelles, Frank Sinatra, Kay Starr, The Supremes, Paul Sullivan, The Sundowners, Billy Vaughn, Bobby Vinton, Lawrence Welk and his Orchestra, George Sanders, Nora Aunor

"Around the World" was the theme tune from the 1956 movie Around the World in 80 Days [1] In the film, only an instrumental version of the song appeared, although the vocal version has become by far the better known one. The song was written by Harold Adamson and Victor Young; Young died in 1956, several weeks after the film's release. It was a #13 hit on the Billboard charts in 1957. The recording by Bing Crosby was the B-side of the Victor Young version in 1957, on Festival SP45-1274 in Australia, and was a joint charting success.

It has been recorded, among others, by:

Popular culture[edit]

The Buddy Greco recording was the first piece of music heard in the first episode of the 2012 television series Pan Am.