Sway

Dean Martin

About Sway

"¿Quién será?" is a bolero-mambo written by Mexican composer Luis Demetrio, who sold the rights to fellow songwriter Pablo Beltrán Ruiz. Beltrán recorded the song for the first time with his orchestra in 1953. Pedro Infante, for whom the song was written, recorded it in 1954. The English version, "Sway", with lyrics by Norman Gimbel, has become a standard in both the pop and jazz repertoire. The first version to achieve considerable success in the United States was recorded by singer Dean Martin with the Dick Stabile orchestra in 1954.  


Year:
1983
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When marimba rhythms start to play
Dance with me, make me sway
Like a lazy ocean hugs the shore
Hold me close, sway me more

Like a flower bending in the breeze
Bend with me, sway with ease
When we dance you have a way with me
Stay with me, sway with me

Other dancers may be on the floor
Dear, but my eyes will see only you
Only you have the magic technique
When we sway I go weak

I can hear the sounds of violins
Long before it begins
Make me thrill as only you know how
Sway me smooth, sway me now

Other dancers may be on the floor
Dear, but my eyes will see only you
Only you have the magic technique
When we sway I go weak

I can hear the sounds of violins
Long before it begins
Make me thrill as only you know how
Sway me smooth, sway me now
You know how
Sway me smooth, sway me now

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Dean Martin

Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti; June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) was an American singer, film actor, television star and comedian. more »

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Written by: Luis Demetrio Traconis Molina, Norman Gimbel, Pablo Beltran Ruiz

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing

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10 facts about this song

Release Date
"Sway" by Dean Martin was released in 1954 and soon became a big hit in the US.
Original Artist
The song was originally performed by Mexican composer Luis Demetrio, who co-wrote it with Pablo Beltrán Ruiz.
Cover Versions
Dean Martin's version of "Sway" is a cover. This song has been covered by multiple artists over the years including Michael Bublé, The Pussycat Dolls, and Cliff Richard.
Language Variation
The song has been recorded in multiple languages, including the original Spanish version "Quien Será" by Pablo Beltran Ruiz.
Song Genre
"Sway" is considered a Mambo, which is a genre of Cuban dance music.
Chart Rankings
Dean Martin's version did not chart in the US, but Michael Bublé's version reached number 15 in the UK Singles Chart and number 3 in the ARIA Charts (Australia).
In Movies
The song has appeared in numerous films throughout the years, including "Dark City", "Something's Gotta Give", "In Good Company", and "Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious".
In TV Shows
Dean Martin's version of "Sway" is regularly used in the American television drama series, "Mad Men".
Dance Adaptation
The song has been used in popular dance competition shows like "Dancing with the Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance".
Song Influence
"Sway" continues to influence new musical works. The melody was sampled by rapper Asher Roth in his song "His Dream" off his album Asleep in the Bread Aisle.

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