I Said My Pajamas (and Put On My Pray'rs)

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"I Said My Pajamas (and Put on My Pray'rs)" is a popular song.

The music was written by George Wyle, the lyrics by Edward Pola. It was published in 1949.

Four hit versions made the charts in 1950: by Tony Martin and Fran Warren, by Ray Bolger and Ethel Merman, by Margaret Whiting,and by Doris Day.

The recording by Tony Martin and Fran Warren was recorded on November 18, 1949 and released by RCA Victor Records as a 78rpm record and a 45rpm record. The B-side was "Have I Told You Lately that I Love You?". The record first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on January 20, 1950 and lasted 13 weeks on the chart, peaking at number 5.[1]

The recording by Ray Bolger and Ethel Merman was recorded on January 4, 1950 and released by Decca Records. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on March 17, 1950 and lasted 2 weeks on the chart, peaking at number 25.[1] The flip side was "Dearie."

The recording by Margaret Whiting was released by Capitol Records. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on March 10, 1950 and lasted 1 week on the chart, at number 24.[1]

The recording by Doris Day was recorded on January 13, 1950 and released by Columbia Records. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on March 10, 1950 and lasted 1 week on the chart, at number 27.[1]

Gösta Rybrant wrote Swedish lyrics entitled "Jag fick en kyss til godnatt". Bibi Johnson with Carl Henrik Norin's orchestra recorded it in Stockholm on April 14, 1950. It was released on the 78 rpm record His Master's Voice.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955. Record Research.