Rose Marie (song)
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"Rose Marie" is a popular song from the musical or operetta of the same name. The music was written by Rudolf Friml and Herbert Stothart, the lyrics by Otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II, In the original Broadway production in 1924. The song was performed by Dennis King and Arthur Deagon, as the characters Jim Kenyon and Sergeant Malone. On three occasions the play has been made into a movie: 1928, 1936 and 1954.
In 1955, "Rose Marie" was a hit for the American country singer Slim Whitman. Produced by Lew Chudd. Whitman's recording of the song spent 11 weeks at number one in the UK Singles Chart - setting a record which was not beaten until 1991, when Bryan Adams spent 16 weeks at the top of that chart with "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You". The previous year, in the US, Whitman had peaked at number five on the Best Sellers in Stores chart 
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- Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 20. ISBN 0-85112-250-7.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 383.
- The song's entry on the Official UK Chart Company's website
- BBC Radio 2 Sold on Song (entry for "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You", which makes reference to Whitman)
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