Wonderland by Night

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"Wonderland by Night"
Single by Bert Kaempfert
B-side"Dreaming The Blues"
ReleasedAugust 1960
RecordedJuly 1959
GenreJazz
Length3:14
LabelDecca Records 31141
Songwriter(s)Klaus Günter Neumann
Bert Kaempfert singles chronology
"Wonderland by Night"
(1960)
"Cerveza"
(1961)

"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. It was recorded in July 1959. The song was written by Klaus Günter Neumann with English lyrics by Lincoln Chase. It was Bert 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, which included orchestrations by Lew Douglas, 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
position
Billboard Hot 100 1
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Sides 5

See also[edit]

References[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.