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Reaching 1 on both the Billboard Hot chart and the Easy Listening chart,  it was the title song for Sinatra's album Strangers in the Nightwhich became his most commercially successful album. The song also reached 1 on the UK Singles Chart. In an interview, Avo Uvezian gave an account of the story behind "Strangers in the Night", stating that he originally composed the song for Frank Sinatra while in New York at the request of a mutual friend who wanted to introduce the two. He wrote the melody after which someone else put in the lyrics and the song was originally titled Strangers In The Night - Various - The Great Popular Vocalists Guitar".
He presented the song to Sinatra a week later, but Sinatra did not like the lyrics, so they were rewritten and the song was renamed and became known as "Strangers in the Night".
When asked about why someone else Kaempfert was claiming the song, Uvezian went on to say that since Kaempfert was a friend of his and in the industry, he asked him to publish the German version in Germany so the two could split the profits, since Uvezian did not feel he would get paid for his work on the song in the US.
Uvezian stated that when he gave the music to Kaempfert the song had already been Strangers In The Night - Various - The Great Popular Vocalists and lyrics revised. Uvezian also stated that Kaempfert gave Dear Mr.
Fantasy - Traffic - Mr. Fantasy a letter acknowledging Uvezian as the composer. This has not been substantiated. On the label of the record, B. Kaempfert and M. Renota are stated as authors, wherein Marija Renota is the creator of the Croatian lyrics. The original composition of "Strangers" was under the title "Beddy Bye"—referring to the lead character William Beddoes—as an instrumental for the score of the movie A Man Could Get Killed.
The phrase "Strangers in the Night" was created after the composition, when New York music publishers Roosevelt Music requested that lyricists Snyder and Singleton—fresh off " Spanish Eyes ," composed by Kaempfert of "Moon Over Naples" fame—put some words to the tune.
Then he sang a first few tunes from that song, identical to the first few tunes from Strangers in the Night Strangers in the night, exchanging glances The track was recorded on April 11,one month before the rest of the album. Hal Blaine was the drummer on the record and Glen Campbell played rhythm guitar.
Campbell did not know the song and faked his way through the first take while listening to the tune, making a mistake in the process. Sinatra was used to recording in a single take, and when told he would have to sing it again, he glared at Campbell and shouted, "Is that guy with us or is he sleeping? One of the most memorable and recognizable features What Else You Wanna Know - Maria McKee - Life Is Sweet the record is Sinatra's scat improvisation of the melody on take two with the syllables "doo-be-doo-be-doo" Strangers In The Night - Various - The Great Popular Vocalists the song fades to the end.
The extra ten seconds is just a continuation of Sinatra's scat singing. Sinatra despised the song, calling it at one time "a piece of shit" and "the worst fucking song that I have ever heard. In spite of his contempt for the song, for the first time in 11 years he had a 1 hit, and it remained on the charts for 15 weeks.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the song. For other uses, see Strangers in the Night disambiguation.
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