Mr. Wonderful (1955 song)

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"Mr. Wonderful" is a popular song, written in 1955 written by Jerry Bock, George David Weiss, and Larry Holofcener, as the title song of a Broadway musical starring Sammy Davis Jr. The song was introduced in the musical by Olga James.[1]

The most popular contemporary recordings of the song were done by Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughan and Teddi King. All of these reached the Billboard charts in 1956.[2]

Other versions

It also makes a memorable appearance sung (largely out of tune) by a boys choir at the Lake Tahoe First Communion celebrations at the beginning of Francis Ford Coppola's film The Godfather Part II (1974).

References

  1. ^ "Internet Broadway Database". ibdb.com. Retrieved January 5, 2018. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits (8th ed.). New York: Billboard Books. p. 768. ISBN 0-8230-7499-4. 
  3. ^ "45cat.com". 45cat.com. Retrieved January 5, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved January 5, 2018. 
  5. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved January 5, 2018. 
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