I've Got the World on a String

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"I've Got The World on a String" is a 1932 popular jazz song composed by Harold Arlen, with lyrics written by Ted Koehler. It was written for the twenty-first edition of the Cotton Club series which opened on October 23, 1932, the first of the Cotton Club Parades.[1]

The song was introduced by Cab Calloway and he made a recording of it which briefly reached the charts of the day in November, 1932.[2] Bing Crosby recorded the song on January 26, 1933 with Lennie Hayton and the Brunswick Studio Orchestra[3] which also charted, reaching the No. 19 spot.[4] The song was one of the first recorded by Frank Sinatra when he transferred to Capitol Records in 1953. His recording on April 30, 1953 with an orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle[5] reached #14 on Billboard's most played list.[6]

Notable live performances of the song include a rendition by Anthony Perkins in the drama Winter Dream, a production of the live anthology TV series, Front Row Center, and by Céline Dion in her Las Vegas show A New Day..., which ran from 2003 until 2007.

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  1. ^ "haroldarlen.com". haroldarlen.com. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 73. ISBN 0-89820-083-0. 
  3. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 104. ISBN 0-89820-083-0. 
  5. ^ "jazzdiscography.com". jazzdiscography.com. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 393. ISBN 0-89820-083-0. 
  7. ^ "Allmusic.com". Allmusic.com. Retrieved April 18, 2017. 
  8. ^ "allmusic.com". allmusic.com. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  9. ^ "allmusic.com". allmusic.com. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  11. ^ "allmusic.com". allmusic.com. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 

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