Only Forever (song)

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"Only Forever"
Single by Bing Crosby
from the album Rhythm on the River
Released1940
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 for the 1940 film Rhythm on the River[2] and the song was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Crosby recorded it for Decca Records on July 3, 1940 with John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra.[3] Tommy Dorsey and Eddy Duchin also enjoyed chart success with the song.[4] The song has also been recorded by Anne Shelton, Dean Martin, Kay Starr, Nat King Cole, Vera Lynn and Al Bowlly & Jimmy Mesene.

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  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. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 564. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.

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