The Things We Did Last Summer

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"The Things We Did Last Summer" is a popular song from 1946. The words were written by Sammy Cahn, with the composition by Jule Styne. Several recordings have been made, the most well known of which include versions by Jo Stafford, Frank Sinatra, and Vaughn Monroe. Dean Martin recorded different versions in his 1959 and 1966 Christmas LPs.

Jo Stafford version[edit]

"The Things We Did Last Summer"
Single by Jo Stafford
Released 1946
Format 7" single
Recorded 1946
Genre Traditional Pop
Length 3:02
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne
Jo Stafford singles chronology
"You Keep Coming Back Like A Song"
(1946)
"The Things We Did Last Summer"
(1946)
"White Christmas"
(1946)

"The Things We Did Last Summer" was recorded by Jo Stafford, in a single released in 1946 on the Capitol label. Stafford's version of the song peaked at number 10 in the United States.[1] Her cover of the song was conducted and arranged by Paul Weston and his Orchestra.

Shelley Fabares version[edit]

"The Things We Did Last Summer"
Single by Shelley Fabares
from the album The Things We Did Last Summer
B-side "Breaking Up is Hard to Do"
Released August 1962
Format 7" single
Recorded 1962
Genre Pop
Length 2:27
Label Colpix
Writer(s) Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne
Producer(s) Stu Phillips
Shelley Fabares singles chronology
"Johnny Loves Me"
(1962)
"The Things We Did Last Summer"
(1962)
"Telephone (Won't You Ring)"
(1962)

Shelley Fabares recorded the song in a single released in August 1962 on the Colpix label. It was the second single taken from her second album The Things We Did Last Summer. It was produced and arranged by Stu Phillips.

Reception[edit]

"The Things We Did Last Summer" charted at number 46 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Things We Did Last Summer" - 2:27
  2. "Breaking Up is Hard to Do" - 2:05

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1962) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 46[3]

Other versions[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

The song, performed by Seth MacFarlane, was featured in the 2008 Family Guy episode "Love, Blactually".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Pop Memories 1890-1954. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research, Inc. p. 406. ISBN 0-89820-083-0. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2003). Top Pop Singles 1955-2002 (10th ed.). Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 234. ISBN 0-89820-155-1. 
  3. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/shelley-fabares-p24304/charts-awards/billboard-singles
  4. ^ Harris, Chris (July 7, 2009). "Maroon 5 Hit The Studio for New LP, Take On Sinatra for iTunes". Rolling Stone. Retrieved August 11, 2009. 
  5. ^ http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00005Y1SW