Twilight Time (song)

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"Twilight Time"
Single by the Platters
B-side"Out of My Mind"
ReleasedApril 1958
GenreR&B, traditional pop
LabelMercury Records 71289
Songwriter(s)Buck Ram, Morty Nevins, Al Nevins, Artie Dunn
The Platters singles chronology
"Twilight Time"
"You're Making a Mistake"

"Twilight Time" is a popular song with lyrics by Buck Ram and music by the Three Suns (Morty Nevins, Al Nevins, and Artie Dunn). Ram said that he originally wrote it as a poem, without music, while in college.[1]

Original instrumental recordings of "Twilight Time" included those made respectively by the Three Suns[1] (1944) and Les Brown & His Band of Renown (1945).[2]

Les Brown's version of "Twilight Time" was recorded in November 1944 and released in early 1945 as the B-side of "Sentimental Journey," the first recording of that song. While the A-side featured Doris Day's vocals, "Twilight Time" was an instrumental.

The Platters recording[edit]

It has been recorded by numerous groups over the years. However, the best-known version of the song was recorded by the Platters[1] and became a number one hit on both the pop singles and R&B best sellers charts in 1958 in the United States.[3] The song also reached number three in the United Kingdom.[4] In 1963, the Platters recorded a Spanish version of the song entitled "La Hora del Crepúsculo", sung in a rhumba-style tempo. The Platters version of the song was featured in the official trailer for the Disney+ show WandaVision.[5]

Other notable versions[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Buck Ram interviewed on the Pop Chronicles (1969)
  2. ^ Michael David Toth (c2004 (2001)). "Twilight Memories, an illustrated history--Part I". The Three Suns Universe. Archived from the original on 2009-02-18. Retrieved 2009-02-24. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 463.
  4. ^ The Platters, "Twilight Time" chart positions Retrieved June 7, 2013
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  6. ^ Andy Williams, "Twilight Time" chart positions Retrieved June 7, 2013
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2013). Hot Country Songs 1944–2012. Record Research, Inc. p. 238. ISBN 978-0-89820-203-8.

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