Only Forever (song)
|Single by Bing Crosby|
|from the album Rhythm on the River|
|Recorded||July 3, 1940|
|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. "Only Forever" was written by James V. Monaco and Johnny Burke for the 1940 film Rhythm on the River and the song was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
- Bing Crosby recorded it for Decca Records on July 3, 1940 with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra. Crosby sang:
Do you think I'll remember how you look when you smile? Only forever, that's putting it mild.
- Tommy Dorsey and Eddy Duchin also enjoyed chart success with the song.
- The song has also been recorded by Anne Shelton, Dean Martin, Kay Starr, Nat King Cole, Vera Lynn and Al Bowlly and Jimmy Mesene.
- Whitburn, Joel (1986). Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 108. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
- 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.
- "A Bing Crosby Discography". A Bing Crosby Discography. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
- "Pop Chronicles 1940s Program #2". 1972.
- Whitburn, Joel (1986). Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 564. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.