Round and Round (Shapiro/Stallman song)

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"Round and Round" is a popular song by Joe Shapiro and Lou Stallman published in 1956. A version of the song recorded by Perry Como was a big hit in 1957. The song would prove to be Perry Como's last over-all number one on the Billboard charts. The song spent two weeks at number two on Billboard's Honor Roll of Hits.[1] Como's version was noted for its instrumental buildup, including the counterpoint melodies sung by the Ray Charles Singers, who gradually join in on the refrains, and gradually drop out before the song's fade.

This song was recorded by Anne Murray in 1993 for her Croonin' album but it was only released as a bonus track for a special version of her Croonin' LP that was released by Heartland Records (1994). Anne Murray said she was always a huge fan of Perry Como and was featured in at least one of his television specials in the mid-1970s. The mass market release of Croonin' has Anne singing Perry's hit "Wanted" UK singer Jimmy Young also had a hit with the song in the UK in 1957.

The song was also covered by Norwegian singer Nora Brockstedt and Jens Book-Jenssen in 1957.

Como's version was featured in the 1999 motion picture Blast from the Past[2] and also at the end of Episode 1 of Karl Pilkington's The Moaning of Life.

Preceded by
"Party Doll" by Buddy Knox
Billboard Best Sellers in Stores number-one single
(Perry Como version)

April 6, 1957
Succeeded by
"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley


  1. ^ Billboard, April 27, 1957, page 41, and April 29, 1957, page 39
  2. ^ Blast from the Past (1999) on Internet Movie Database

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