Blue Hawaii (song)

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"Blue Hawaii"
Single by Bing Crosby with Lani McIntyre and His Hawaiians
A-side"Sweet Leilani"
Released1937
Format78 rpm
RecordedFebruary 22, 1937[1]
GenreTraditional pop
LabelDecca Records
Songwriter(s)Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger
With Lani McIntyre and His Hawaiians

"Blue Hawaii" is a popular song written by Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger for the 1937 Paramount Pictures film Waikiki Wedding, starring Bing Crosby and Shirley Ross. Crosby recorded a version with backing by Lani McIntyre and His Hawaiians, which was released in 1937[2] as the B-side of "Sweet Leilani." This reached the No. 5 spot in the charts of the day during a 13-week-stay [3]

The song subsequently received numerous cover versions, most successfully as the title track of the 1961 Elvis Presley film, the soundtrack of which stayed at #1 on the album chart for twenty consecutive weeks.

Other Recordings[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Decca 1000 - 1500 Numerical Listing 1175
  2. ^ Songs from the Year 1937
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 106. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  4. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved April 9, 2017.