For You (Ricky Nelson song)

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"For You"
Written 1930
Writer(s) Al Dubin
Composer(s) Joe Burke
Language English
"For You"
Single by Ricky Nelson
Released 1963 (1963)
Label Decca

"For You" is a song written by Joe Burke and Al Dubin in 1930.[1] Dubin wrote the songs for the Broadway show 42nd Street. The Glen Gray Orchestra recorded it with Kenny Sargent doing the vocals. Perry Como recorded it in November 1947, releasing the song in 1948. Dean Martin recorded it for an album in 1957. Timi Yuro also recorded the song. It was released on her LP Timi Yuro (Liberty LRP-3208 (mono) and Liberty LST-7208 (stereo)) in 1961.[2]

The biggest hit version of the song was recorded by Ricky Nelson in 1963. Nelson's version went to number six on the US pop chart and spent two weeks at number one on the Middle-Road chart in early 1964.[3]

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  1. ^ "For you (music) / lyric by Al Dubin ; music by Joe Burke" (Library catalogue record). National Library of Australia. Retrieved July 8, 2010. 
  2. ^ Timi Yuro
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 178.