No Other Love (1953 song)
|"No Other Love"|
|Song from Me and Juliet|
|Writer(s)||Oscar Hammerstein II|
Richard Rodgers originally composed this tune (with the title "Beneath the Southern Cross") for the NBC television series Victory at Sea (1952/1953). When Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II collaborated on Me and Juliet, Rodgers took his old melody and set it to new words by Hammerstein, producing the song "No Other Love". The song has a tango rhythm (referred to by Rodgers as a "languid tango" in his autobiography, Musical Stages).
Perry Como recorded the Rodgers and Hammerstein song on May 19, 1953, which was released by RCA Victor The record reached No. 1 on both the Billboard and Cash Box charts in August 1953. Bing Crosby recorded it for Decca Records in 1953 and it was also included on his LP Bing Sings the Hits.
Jay and the Americans released a cover version of the song in 1968.
- "Victory at Sea [Song Collection]", U.S. Library of Congress, 2005, webpage: LOC-gov-23.
- Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 25. ISBN 0-85112-250-7.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 58–9. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.