Secret Love

Doris Day

About Secret Love

"Secret Love" is a song composed by Sammy Fain (music) and Paul Francis Webster (lyrics) for Calamity Jane, a 1953 musical film in which it was introduced by Doris Day in the title role. Ranked as a number 1 hit for Day on both the Billboard and Cash Box, the song also afforded Day a number 1 hit in the UK. "Secret Love" has subsequently been recorded by a wide range of artists, becoming a C&W hit firstly for Slim Whitman and later for Freddy Fender, with the song also becoming an R&B hit for Billy Stewart, whose version also reached the Top 40 as did Freddy Fender's. In the U. K., "Secret Love" would become the career record of Kathy Kirby via her 1963 remake of the song. The melody bears a slight resemblance to the opening theme of Schubert's A-major piano sonata, D.664. 


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Once I had a secret love,
That lived within the heart of me
All too soon my secret love,
Became impatient to be free

So I told a friendly star,
The way that dreamers often do
Just how wonderful you are,
And why I'm so in love with you

Now, I shout it from the highest hills
Even told the golden daffodils
At last my hearts an open door,
And my secret love's
No secret anymore.

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Doris Day

Doris Day (born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff, April 3, 1922) is an American actress, singer, and animal rights activist, who began her career as a big band singer in 1939, but only began to be noticed after her first hit recording, "Sentimental Journey", in 1945. After leaving the Les Brown & His Band of Renown to try a solo career, she started her long-lasting partnership with Columbia Records, which would remain her only recording label. The contract lasted from 1947 to 1967, and included more than 650 recordings, making Day one of the most popular and acclaimed singers of the 20th century. In 1948, after being persuaded by Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne and her agent at the time, Al Levy, she auditioned for Michael Curtiz, which led to her being cast in the femal… more »

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Billy Stewart" Facts
Billy Stewart's rendition of "Secret Love" was included in his 1966 album "Billy Stewart Teaches Old Standards New Tricks". It was not released as a single, but the album got 29th place on the Billboard 200. - Billy Stewart was known for his distinctive scat singing style, which he also applied to "Secret Love".
Doris Day" Facts
"Secret Love" was originally recorded by Doris Day in 1953 for the musical film "Calamity Jane". - The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1954. - The song was a major hit for Doris Day, topping the Billboard and Cash Box charts in 1954 and becoming one of her signature songs.
Freddy Fender" Facts
Freddy Fender covered "Secret Love" in 1975 as a country and pop song. - His version peaked at number 20 on the Hot Country Songs chart and number 13 on Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart in the USA. - Fender’s cover of the song was included in his album "Are You Ready for Freddy?" which was released in 1975.
Kathy Kirby" Facts
Kathy Kirby’s version of "Secret Love" was released in 1963 and it became her signature song. - Her version reached number 4 on the UK Singles Chart and sold over half a million copies. - Kathy also performed this song in the 1965 Eurovision Song Contest for the United Kingdom where she finished in second place.
Sammy Fain" Facts
Sammy Fain is the composer of "Secret Love". He composed the song with lyrics by Paul Francis Webster. - This song is one of the most recognized of his compositions, which earned him an Oscar for Best Original Song. - Throughout his career, Fain won multiple awards for his compositions, including the 1953 Academy Award for Best Original Song and the 1955 Academy Award for Best Original Song, both of which he won for "Secret Love".

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