Goodnight Sweetheart

Dean Martin

About Goodnight Sweetheart

"Goodnight, Sweetheart" is a British popular song written in 1931. It has been performed by Al Bowlly, Kate Smith, Connie Francis (for her 1959 album My Thanks to You), Dick Haymes (for his Imagination album), Gordon MacRae (for his 1957 album Motion Picture Soundstage), Sarah Vaughan (for her 1962 album Sarah + 2) and Dean Martin (for his 1958 album Sleep Warm), among others, and was the theme song for the 1990s BBC time-travel sitcom Goodnight Sweetheart starring Nicholas Lyndhurst, which was named after it. "Goodnight, Sweetheart" was written in 1931 by the song-writing team of Ray Noble, Jimmy Campbell and Reg Connelly. It was recorded in 1931 by the Wayne King Orchestra (vocals by Ernie Birchill), Russ Columbo, Bing Crosby, Ruth Etting and the Ray Noble Orchestra (vocals by Al Bowlly). Guy Lombardo also recorded his own version of the song in 1931 with vocals by Carmen Lombardo. Lombardo's version remained at No. 1 for a number of weeks in the U. S. charts. In film, the song was performed in Angel's Holiday with Jane Withers (1937),The Palm Beach Story (1942; performed by Rudy Vallée), Stage Door Canteen (1943; sung by Kenny Baker), and Holiday in Mexico (1946; excerpt sung by Walter Pidgeon and Jane Powell). It was also featured in the Star Trek episode "The City on the Edge of Forever". 


Year:
1983
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Good night sweetheart, till we meet tomorrow 
Good night sweetheart, sleep will banish sorrow
Tears and parting may make us forlorn
But with the dawn, a new day is born (so I'll say) 
Good night sweetheart, tho' I'm not beside you
Good night sweetheart, still my love will guide you
Dreams enfold you, in each one I'll hold you
Good night sweetheart, good night
 
Good night sweetheart, till we meet tomorrow 
Good night sweetheart, sleep will banish sorrow
Tears and parting may make us forlorn
But with the dawn, a new day is born
(so I'll say) Good night sweetheart, tho' I'm not beside you
Good night sweetheart, still my love will guide you
Dreams enfold you, in each one I'll hold you
Good night sweetheart, good night

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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: JIMMY CAMPBELL, RAY NOBLE, REG CONNELLY

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9 facts about this song

Composition
"Goodnight Sweetheart" is a popular song that was written by Ray Noble, with lyrics by Jimmy Campbell and Reg Connelly. It was first published in 1931.
Ray Noble Version
(a) Ray Noble and his orchestra, with Al Bowlly on vocals, made the first recording of "Goodnight Sweetheart" on August 22, 1931. (b) This recording was also one of the biggest hits for Noble and Bowlly, who were a popular duo in the 1930s.
Bing Crosby Version
Later in the same year, Bing Crosby recorded "Goodnight Sweetheart" with Gus Arnheim and his Orchestra. The song became a hit and further increased Crosby's popularity.
Carmen Lombardo & Guy Lombardo Version
Brothers Carmen and Guy Lombardo also recorded "Goodnight Sweetheart". Their version is noted for its distinctive, sweet style that became a hallmark of the Lombardo band.
Connie Francis Version
In 1959, Connie Francis included her rendition of "Goodnight Sweetheart" on her album, "My Thanks to You". Her take on the song is notable for the emotion she brought to the lyrics.
Dean Martin Version
Beloved crooner Dean Martin recorded "Goodnight Sweetheart" for his 1962 album, "Dino: Italian Love Songs". Martin's interpretation is remembered for its smooth and relaxed style.
Gordon MacRae Version
Gordon MacRae, another popular singer of the era, also performed "Goodnight Sweetheart". His operatic voice lent a unique sound to the song.
Sarah Vaughan Version
Renowned jazz vocalist Sarah Vaughan included "Goodnight Sweetheart" in her live performances. Her rousing rendition of the song displayed her extraordinary range and improvisational skills.
Legacy
Across its history, "Goodnight Sweetheart" has been covered by numerous artists from different genres, showcasing the song's universal appeal. Today, it remains a classic in Great American Songbook.

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