Dear Heart (song)

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"Dear Heart"
Single by Andy Williams
from the album Andy Williams' Dear Heart
B-side "Emily"
Released November 1964
Genre Vocal
Length 2:51
Label Columbia Records 43180
Writer(s) Henry Mancini, Ray Evans, Jay Livingston
Producer(s) Robert Mersey
Andy Williams singles chronology
"Almost There"
"Dear Heart"
"...and Roses and Roses"

"Dear Heart" is a song written by Henry Mancini, Ray Evans, and Jay Livingston and performed by Andy Williams. The song reached #2 on the U.S. adult contemporary chart and #24 on the Billboard chart in 1964.[1] It appears on the 1965 Andy Williams album, Andy Williams' Dear Heart.

The song was the theme to the 1964 movie Dear Heart. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song and also nominated for best song at the 22nd Golden Globe Awards.


Henry Mancini released a version of the song in 1964 that reached #14 on the adult contemporary chart and #77 on the Billboard Hot 100.[2]

Jack Jones also released a version in 1964, reaching #6 on the adult contemporary chart and #30 on the Billboard Hot 100.[3]

In the UK, there were cover versions issued by Ronnie Hilton and Ronnie Carroll.

Frank Sinatra recorded the song for his 1964 album Softly, as I Leave You.

Mrs. Miller covered the song for her first Capitol Records album Mrs. Miller - Greatest Hits (1966).


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