Changing Partners

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"Changing Partners"
Kaystarr.jpg
Original 78 rpm record by Kay Starr
Song
Published 1953
Composer(s) Larry Coleman
Lyricist(s) Joe Darion

"Changing Partners" is a pop song with music by Larry Coleman and lyrics by Joe Darion, published in 1953. The best-known recording was made by Patti Page. It was also recorded the same year by Dinah Shore, Kay Starr and Bing Crosby.

Hit versions[edit]

  • The version by Patti Page was recorded on September 21, 1953 and released by Mercury Records as catalog number 70260. It started on the Billboard charts on November 21, 1953, staying on the chart for 21 weeks and reaching number three in 1954.[1] She re-recorded the song for her 1966 album Patti Page's Greatest Hits[2]
  • The version by Kay Starr was recorded on October 22, 1953 and released by Capitol Records as catalog number 2657. It started on the Billboard charts on December 5, 1953, staying on the chart for 9 weeks and reaching #13 in 1954.[1]
  • The version by Bing Crosby was recorded on November 14, 1953[3] and released by Decca Records as catalog number 28969. It started on the Billboard charts on January 23, 1954, staying on the chart for 2 weeks and reaching #17.[1] This version was also included in Crosby's 1954 album Bing Sings the Hits.

Other recordings[edit]

Film appearances[edit]

  • The 1984 Canadian film Isaac Littlefeathers opened with a recording of the Tennessee Waltz followed by a recording of "Changing Partners".
  • The Helen Forrest version was also featured in the 2012 film The Master directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved June 29, 2017. 
  3. ^ "A Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved January 18, 2017. 
  4. ^ 1954 in country music#Other major hits
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  6. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved June 29, 2017. 
  7. ^ "45worlds.com". 45worlds.com. Retrieved June 29, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Pop Music History" (PDF). myweb.tiscali.co.uk/popmusichistory/Labels/Philips.pdf. Retrieved June 29, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved June 29, 2017. 
  10. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2O5Z6EeyD0