Mr. Success

Frank Sinatra

About Mr. Success

"Mr. Success" is a 1958 popular song recorded and co-written by Frank Sinatra. The song was released as a Capitol Records A side single.


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1996
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When I walk through a jam, no one knows who I am,
Put your head on my chest, and I am Mr. Success.
Never closed me a deal, all at once I'm a wheel,
Just your head on my chest, and I'm Mr. Success.

Why I once knew a worrying man, he was a hurrying man,
With never a second to play,
He had appointments to keep, people to meet,
And it took her the hour to make him a day,

Not for me, not what I want to be,
Just your head on my chest, and I'm Mr. Success.

Why, I once knew a worrying man, he was a hurrying man,
With never a second to play,
He had appointments to keep, lots of people to meet,
And it took her the hour to make him a day,

Not for me, not what I want to be,
Put my love to the test, that's when I'm at my best,
'Cause with you, pretty baby, standing by my side,
I couldn't be a failure even if I tried,
Cause you make me Mr. Success.

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Frank Sinatra

Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra, /sɨˈnɑːtrə/, (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer and film actor of Italian origin. more »

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Written by: EDWIN GREINES, FRANK SINATRA, HENRY W. SANICOLA

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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12 facts about this song

Vintage Recording
"Mr. Success" is one of Frank Sinatra's vintage recordings, released in the year 1958.
Chart Success
The song achieved notable recognition, peaking at number twenty-one in the Billboard chart.
Collaboration
Sinatra co-wrote "Mr. Success" with fellow artists Edwin Grienes and Hank Sanicola.
Unique Theme
The song’s lyrics revolve around the concept of striving for success, a theme that wasn't as commonly explored in the popular music of its time.
Album Placement
Sinatra's "Mr. Success" is a standalone single, it isn't included on any of his original studio albums.
Sinatra's Songwriting
"Mr. Success" is one of the few songs Sinatra had a hand in writing; he's generally known more as a performer than a songwriter.
Cover Versions
Despite its success, the song has not been widely covered by other artists, possibly due to its highly personalized narrative.
Mood Change
"Mr. Success" represented a departure from Sinatra’s heavier, sadder songs, offering a more upbeat and cheerful mood.
Music Style
As typical with Sinatra’s style, "Mr. Success" contains elements of big band and swing music.
Critical Acclaim
Critics often consider "Mr. Success" a highlight of Sinatra's discography due to its catchy melody and his emotive presentation.
Musical Arrangement
The arrangement of "Mr. Success" credited to Nelson Riddle, one of Sinatra’s frequent collaborators and the arranger behind many of Sinatra's biggest hits.
Cultural Impact
Despite not being one of his most well-known songs, "Mr. Success" still had a significant cultural impact due to its message about achieving one's dreams.

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