Don't Get Around Much Anymore

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"Don't Get Around Much Anymore"
Song by Duke Ellington
Published 1940
Songwriter(s) Duke Ellington, Bob Russell

"Don't Get Around Much Anymore" is a jazz standard with music by Duke Ellington and lyrics by Bob Russell. The tune was originally called "Never No Lament" and was first recorded by Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra on May 4, 1940[1] as a big-band instrumental. Russell's lyrics were added in 1942.

Two different recordings of "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", one by The Ink Spots and the other by Ellington's own band, reached No. 1 on the R&B chart in the US in 1943. Both were top-ten pop records, along with a version by Glen Gray. The Duke Ellington version reached No. 8 on the pop chart.[2]

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  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 275. 
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  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 125. ISBN 0-89820-083-0. 
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Preceded by
"Don't Stop Now"
by the Bunny Banks Trio with vocal chorus by Bonnie Davis

"I Can't Stand Losing You" by the Ink Spots
The Billboard Harlem Hit Parade number-one single
(The Ink Spots version)

March 27, 1943 (one week)
May 8, 1943 (one week)
Succeeded by
"Don't Stop Now"
by the Bunny Banks Trio with vocal chorus by Bonnie Davis

"I Can't Stand Losing You" by the Ink Spots
Preceded by
"See See Rider Blues" by Bea Booze

"I Can't Stand Losing You" by the Ink Spots

"I Can't Stand Losing You" by the Ink Spots
The Billboard Harlem Hit Parade number-one single
(Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra version)

May 29, 1943 (one week)
June 12, 1943 (one week)
July 10, 1943 (one week)
Succeeded by
"I Can't Stand Losing You" by the Ink Spots

"I Can't Stand Losing You" by the Ink Spots

"You'll Never Know"
by Dick Haymes and the Song Spinners