PayPal

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Swing Along with Frank Sinatra, Cahn & Styne, and Billy May! “Saturday Night is the Loneliest Night of the Week” (1959)

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix
Expanded on Sunday, October 18, 2015, at 1:25 a.m.

This song was written and first performed by Sinatra in 1944. This recording is from 1959. Sinatra makes one bad error in this version. In the second verse, instead of “'Cause that's the night friends come to call,” he sings, “'Cause that's the night friends come to ball.” Was he being a wisenheimer? I can’t imagine why no one made him recut the song.
 

Saturday Night is the Loneliest Night of the Week
Music by Jule Styne
Words by Sammy Cahn

Saturday night is the
Loneliest night in the week,
'Cause that's the night
That my sweetie and I
Used to dance cheek to cheek.

I don't mind Sunday night at all,
'Cause that's the night friends come to call,
And Monday to Friday go fast,
And another week is past.

But Saturday night is the
Loneliest night in the week,
I sing the song that I sang,
For the memories I usually seek,

Until I hear you at the door,
Until you're in my arms once more,
Saturday night is the
Loneliest night in the week.

Saturday night is the
Loneliest night in the week,
I sing the song that I sang,
For the memories I usually seek.

Until I hear you at the door,
Until you're in my arms once more,
Saturday night is the
Loneliest night in the week.

Until I hear you at the door,
Until you're in my arms once more,
Saturday night is the
Loneliest night in the week!
 


 

Arranged by Billy May
 


 
Posted on August 30, 2012 by Sinatra Fan.
 

[Previously, in this series:

“Frank Sinatra: My Shining Hour (Video, from Trilogy: Past Present Future)”;

“Hear Frank Sinatra Sing Arlen & Mercer’s Come Rain or Shine”;

“Hear Frank Sinatra Sing the Quintessential Version of Harold Arlen & Johnny Mercer’s ‘One for My Baby (and One More, for the Road)’”;

“Hear Frank Sinatra Sing the Classic Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer Torch Song, ‘Blues in the Night’”;

“Frank Sinatra: Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer’s Stormy Weather (Video)”;

“Frank Sinatra Live! Medley of The Gal That Got Away and It Never Entered My Mind, Performed in 1980 at Carnegie Hall (Great Quality Video of a Grand Performance!)”;

“Frank Sinatra: Here's That Rainy Day (Jimmy Van Heusen/Johnny Burke)”;

“Frank Sinatra’s Revelatory, 1962 Performance of Kern and Fields’ The Way You Look Tonight”;

“Paul Robeson?! Hear Frank Sinatra Give the Definitive Interpretation of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s Ol’ Man River (1963)”;

“The Greatest Song Ever Written? Hear Frank Sinatra Sing Rodgers & Hammerstein's Soliloquy”;

“Hear Frank Sinatra Sing the Real ‘New York, New York,’ by Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green, from On the Town (1944/1949)”;

“The Swingingest Record You’ll Ever Hear! Fly Me to the Moon, by Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, and Quincy Jones”;

“Frank Sinatra: Autumn in New York, with the Billy May Orchestra (Video)”;

“Hear Frank Sinatra Make Rodgers & Hart Swing! ‘The Lady is a Tramp’; Live at Madison Square Garden/1974”;

“Hear Frank Sinatra and a Bunch of Little Kids Sing the 1960 Academy Award-Winning Song, ‘High Hopes’”;

“If Frank Sinatra were Still Alive, and were Interviewed by Larry King”;

“When Sinatra Ruled: Hear Him Sing ANOTHER Oscar-Winning Song, ‘All the Way,’ from The Joker is Wild (1957)”;

“Hear Frank Sinatra Sing Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn’s ‘Love and Marriage’;

“Hear Frank Sinatra’s Unique Presentation of Cole Porter’s ‘I've Got You Under My Skin’”;

“Frank Sinatra Sings ‘Young at Heart’”;

“‘A Man Alone’: How Great was Sinatra? So Great that with a Voice that was Way Past Its Prime, and Less than Stellar Material, He was Still the World’s Greatest Singer—that’s How Great He was!”;

“I'll Never Smile Again: Hear 24-Year-Old Frank Sinatra with the Pied Pipers and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in 1940!”;

“Frank Sinatra: ‘In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning’ (1955)”;

“Frank Sinatra: I Didn't Know What Time It was”;

“Sinatra Celebration News: Pennsylvania Music Newspaper Columnist Announces Releases of Rare Radio Broadcasts and Rehearsals from 1935-1955, and Provides a Lovely, Yet Succinct Introduction to the Works of ‘The Voice’”;

“Frank Sinatra: A Swinging Ring-a-Ding-Ding (1961 Recording)”;

“The Day the Music Died (A Photoessay on Frank Sinatra)”;

“Frank Sinatra, Singing Rodgers & Hart’s My Funny Valentine”;

“Brassy and Sassy! Frank Sinatra Singing Brazil”;

“Sinatra, Rodgers & Hart, and ‘I Could Write a Book’! (Pal Joey)”;

“Frank Sinatra Sings ‘Softly’”; and

“Sinatra, Loesser, and May: ‘Luck be a Lady’! (1963).”]

No comments: