Only Forever (song)

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"Only Forever"
Single by Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra
from the album Rhythm on the River
ReleasedAugust 1940
RecordedJuly 3, 1940
GenreTraditional pop
Length3:12
Songwriter(s)James V. Monaco, Johnny Burke

"Only Forever" is a song popularized in 1940 by Bing Crosby. It reached number one on the Billboard charts on October 19, 1940 and spent nine weeks in that position during a 20-week stay in the charts.[1] "Only Forever" was written by James V. Monaco and Johnny Burke, initially intended for the 1940 Crosby film If I Had My Way, but it was eventually used in Crosby's next film project, Rhythm on the River[2] and the song was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

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Do you think I'll remember how you look when you smile? Only forever, that's putting it mild.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 108. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  2. ^ Gilliland, John (1994). Pop Chronicles the 40s: The Lively Story of Pop Music in the 40s (audiobook). ISBN 978-1-55935-147-8. OCLC 31611854. Tape 2, side A.
  3. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". A Bing Crosby Discography. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  4. ^ "Pop Chronicles 1940s Program #2". 1972.
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 564. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.