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Come Fly with Me (1958 song)

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"Come Fly with Me"
Song by Frank Sinatra
from the album Come Fly with Me
Recorded10 October 1957
GenreTraditional pop
Composer(s)Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen
Producer(s)Voyle Gilmore, Billy May

"Come Fly with Me" is a 1958 popular song composed by Jimmy Van Heusen, with lyrics by Sammy Cahn.

"Come Fly with Me" was written for Frank Sinatra, and was the title track of his 1958 album of the same name. The song sets the tone for the rest of the album, describing adventures in exotic locales, in Bombay, Peru and Acapulco Bay as the Jet Age began.

It subsequently became part of Sinatra's concert repertoire, and would feature in numerous performances.

Sinatra performed the song on his album Duets II (1994) as a duet with Luis Miguel.[1] To date, it is Miguel's only English-language song that he has released commercially.[2]


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[3] Silver 200,000

Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.


(numerous compilation albums)

Film, radio and television[edit]

The song is featured prominently in the 1963 feature film Come Fly with Me sung by Frankie Avalon. The song was also used as the theme tune to the 1998 television series Airline, sung by Tina May, and it also appears in numerous films, including Raging Bull (1980), Dear Mr. Wonderful (1982), Betsy's Wedding (1990), Air America (1990), Vegas Vacation (1997), Little Voice (1998), Heartbreakers (2001), Catch Me If You Can (2002), Two Weeks Notice (2002), Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003), and PanAm (2011), and in two television bio-pics about Sinatra; the 1992 mini-series Sinatra and 1997's The Rat Pack. It is also used in the 2019 film, Doctor Sleep.


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Duets II – Frank Sinatra". AllMusic. Rovi. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  2. ^ Burr, Ramiro (24 October 1999). "Ingles? Pop star Luis Miguel says he'll stick in Spanish". San Antonio Express-News. p. 7. Luis Miguel's only English recording is his 1994 "Come Fly With Me" contribution on Frank Sinatra's Duets II CD.
  3. ^ "British single certifications – Frank Sinatra – Come Fly with Me". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 10 July 2022.
  4. ^ "Video reviews: Best of the rest..: Hooves of Fire". The Mirror. 30 December 1999. p. 13. ProQuest 338245752. Robbie Williams provides the warbling for this fun 3D animated feature about red-nosed Robbie The Reindeer, while a host of other stars provide the talking talent. [...] All profits go to Comic Relief. And Robbie's rendition of Come Fly With Me is currently not available to buy on any other format. What other reasons do you need?
  5. ^ "Annette Sanders / Bob Florence – You Will Be My Music". Discogs. Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  6. ^ Hurtado, Rosario (13 May 2013). "Gian Marco presenta adelanto de nuevo disco Versiones". Rpp.pe. Retrieved 26 April 2021.