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.
Written by: ALICE PEACOCK
Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
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5 facts about this song
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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