Comes A-Long A-Love

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"Comes A-Long A-Love" is a hit single for American singer Kay Starr. The song was released in 1952 and was written by the former Tin Pan Alley songwriter Al Sherman. This was the last hit song Sherman would write, handing the reins over to his sons, Bob and Dick Sherman who were just beginning their song writing careers in 1952. On September 27, 1952, "Comes A-Long A-Love" reached number nine on the Billboard top singles chart. The song has appeared in the soundtracks of several films, including the 2006 release of Confetti.

The track also topped the, then fledgling, UK Singles Chart in January 1953 for one week, becoming only the third chart topper in that listing.[1][2]

Sherman's tune is derived from a violin melody from the final section of the overture to the Gioachino Rossini opera, Semiramide.

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  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 13. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 7. ISBN 0-85112-250-7.