Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart

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"Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart"
Single by The Trammps
B-side "Penguin At The Big Apple"
Released 1972
Genre R&B
Length 3:18
Label Buddah Records
Writer(s) James F. Hanley
The Trammps singles chronology
"Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart"
"Sixty Minute Man"

"Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" is a 1934 popular song with words and music by James F. Hanley. It was introduced by Hal Le Roy and Eunice Healey in the Broadway revue Thumbs Up!

The most notable recordings were made by Judy Garland (who recorded it numerous times, including in the 1938 film Listen, Darling and for Decca Records in 1939)[1] and by The Trammps (reaching No. 17 on the US Billboard R&B chart in 1972).

In 2011, a Bing Crosby radio version of the song was released on iTunes by the Crosby Estate.

This was one of the first songs that Barbra Streisand ever recorded, in 1955 at Nola Recording Studios in New York when she was 13 years old. The recording is yet to be released.[2]

Others artists and groups that have recorded this song include Ernestine Anderson, June Christy, Petula Clark, Frank Sinatra, Royce Campbell, The Kirby Stone Four, Billy Eckstine, Richard Himber Orchestra, Brenda Lee, Jesse Belvin, The Coasters, The Satintones, The Dimensions, Brent Spiner, Enoch Light, The Move, The Darts, The Rockin' Vickers, Chet Baker, Smoking Popes, Dinah Shore, Les Paul and Mary Ford, Rufus Wainwright (who recorded the song on a tribute album to Judy Garland), and Barry Manilow (who recorded it as a duet with Judy Garland, sampling her 1961 version that appears on her album Judy at Carnegie Hall).


  1. ^ "Judy Garland Songs on Decca Records". Jgdb.com. Retrieved 2016-10-02. 
  2. ^ "Barbra Streisand Archives | Early Demos, RCA Audition, Record Contract". Barbra-archives.com. Retrieved 2016-10-02.