Wonderland by Night

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Wonderland by Night"
Single by Bert Kaempfert
B-side "Dreaming The Blues"
Released August 1960
Genre Jazz
Length 3:14
Label Decca Records 31141
Writer(s) Klaus-Günter Neumann
Bert Kaempfert singles chronology
"Wonderland by Night"

"Wonderland by Night" (German title "Wunderland bei Nacht") is a popular song by Bert Kaempfert that was a Billboard number one hit for three weeks, starting January 9, 1961. The song was written by Klaus-Günter Neumann with English lyrics by Lincoln Chase. It was Kaempfert's first hit with his orchestra. The song featured Charly Tabor on trumpet.[1] The original version of "Wonderland by Night" also crossed over to the R&B chart where it peaked at number five.[2] Another cover, recorded and released by Louis Prima, also charted in the same year, reaching #15 on the Billboard charts. Anita Bryant's version reached #18 on the US Pop Chart. Engelbert Humperdinck also recorded a vocal version of the song in his 1968 album A Man Without Love.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1961) Peak
Billboard Hot 100 1
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Sides 5

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bronson, Fred (1992). The Billboard Book of Number One Hits - revised & enlarged. New York: Billboard Books. p. 82. ISBN 0-8230-8298-9. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 313.