Only Forever (song)
|Single by Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra|
|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, 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 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.