Somewhere Along the Way

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"Somewhere Along the Way" is a popular song.

The music was written by Jimmy Van Heusen under the pseudonym Kurt Adams, the lyrics by Sammy Gallop. The sheet music was published in 1952.

The original recording by Nat King Cole[1] was released by Capitol Records as catalog number 2069. It first reached the Billboard Best Seller chart on May 23, 1952 and lasted 22 weeks on the chart, peaking at #8.[2] The song became the opening track to Nat's 1952 album 8 Top Pops. Tony Bennett recorded the song for his 1955 album Alone at Last With Tony Bennett. It was recorded by Frank Sinatra in 1961 with Axel Stordahl arranging and conducting for his final Capitol album, Point Of No Return, released in 1962. The song was performed by Bette Midler in the 1997 film That Old Feeling, accompanied by a Grand piano and a Double bass.


  1. ^ Gilliland, John (1969). "Show 22 - Smack Dab in the Middle on Route 66: A skinny dip in the easy listening mainstream. [Part 1]" (audio). Pop Chronicles.  Track 4.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955. Record Research.