Art Mooney

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Art Mooney
Robert Paige Art Mooney Strike It Rich.jpg
Art Mooney (right) as a celebrity guest on Strike It Rich
Born 1911 (1911)
Died 1993 (1994) (aged 82)
Occupation American singer

Art Mooney (1911, Lowell Massachusetts,[1]  – 1993, Florida) was an American popular bandleader. His biggest hits were "I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover" and "Baby Face" in 1948 and "Nuttin' For Christmas," with Barry Gordon, in 1955. His fourth million selling song "Honey Babe" (1955) was used in the motion picture, Battle Cry, having reached the Top 10 in the US.[2]

He also made a popular 1948 recording of "Bluebird of Happiness", but it could not compete with Jan Peerce's best-selling 1945 version.

Mooney's name, as well as his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was prominently featured in the 1990 motion picture The Adventures of Ford Fairlane.

He died at age 82 in Florida in 1993.[1]


Year Title Chart positions
1948 "I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover" 1
"Baby Face" 3
"Bluebird of Happiness" 5
1949 "Beautiful Eyes" 18
"Doo Dee Doo On an Old Kazoo" 21
"Again" 7
"Merry-Go-Round Waltz" 29
"Twenty-Four Hours of Sunshine" 13
"Hop-Scotch Polka (Scotch Hot)" 16
"Toot, Too, Tootsie (Good-Bye)" 19
"I Never See Maggie Alone" 21
1950 "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake" 28
"M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I" 23
1955 "Honey-Babe" 6
"Nuttin' For Christmas" 1
1956 "Daydreams" 73
"Giant" 77
1958 "March from the River Kwai & Colonel Bogey" 88
1959 "Smile" 107
1960 "Banjo Boy" 100
"I Ain't Down Yet" 108


  1. ^ a b J.C. Marion (2005). "There's Music in the Land : Art Mooney". Retrieved 2015-08-16. 
  2. ^ Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 76. ISBN 0-214-20512-6. 

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