The End (Earl Grant song)

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"The End"
Single by Earl Grant
B-side "Hunky Dunky Doo"
Released 1958
Format 45 rpm, 78 rpm single
Genre Pop music
Length 2:18
Label Decca Records
Writer(s) Jimmy Krondes & Sid Jacobson[1]

"The End" is a song (music by Jimmy Krondes and lyrics by Sid Jacobson) which was released (in the United States) as a 1958 single by Earl Grant. Grant's single on the Decca label, featured Charles "Bud" Dant on orchestra; some pressings of the single were shown with the title "(At) The End (Of A Rainbow)". The single was Grant's only entry into the U.S. Top 40, and spent 19 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 reaching No. 7,[2] while reaching No. 16 on Billboard's "Hot R&B Sides".[3][4]

Grant also released a German version of the song, titled Jeder Tag geht zu Ende (Every Day Comes to an End), which reached No. 12 on the German charts.[5]

Nancy Sinatra recorded a cover-version of the song for her 1966 album "Nancy in London".[6] In 2007 this version of the song was used in a TV commercial for Vodafone mobile telephone services in the U.K., and in 2014, this version was used in a commercial for Chobani Simply 100 Greek yogurt.[6]

Steve Lawrence released a cover of the song in 1973, which reached No. 46 on the Billboard Easy Listening survey.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The End - By: Earl Grant, MusicVF.com. Accessed September 27, 2015
  2. ^ Earl Grant - Chart History - The Hot 100, Billboard.com. Accessed September 27, 2015
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 235. 
  4. ^ "The Billboard Hot R&B Sides", Billboard, November 3, 1958. p. 50
  5. ^ Earl Grant - The End (jeder Tag geht zu Ende), hitparade.ch. Accessed September 27, 2015
  6. ^ a b "'A Story Without Any End': Nancy’s 'The End' in TV Commercials", The Official Site of Nancy Sinatra. Accessed September 28, 2015
  7. ^ "Billboard Top50 Easy Listening", Billboard, October 20, 1973. p. 37. Accessed September 27, 2015