What was the number one song in the UK on 19th October 1956?

By Hayley Beasley Dye

Frankie Laine, an American singer, was at number one for four weeks with A Woman in Love.

The 50s do seem to like their tango rhythms within songs. Frankie sings this song with passion and I like the musical interlude in the middle of the song (it’s Percy Faith and his Orchestra fact fans), but apart from that I am not a huge fan of this song.

Wikipedia

“A Woman in Love” is a popular song. It was written by Frank Loesser and was published in 1955, introduced in Samuel Goldwyn’s 1955 cinematic adaptation of the Broadway musical Guys and Dolls.

The biggest hit version of the song was recorded by The Four Aces, backed by the Jack Pleis Orchestra. It was recorded on October 18, 1955, and released in the United States by Decca Records as catalog number 29725 (as a 78 rpm record) and 9-29725 (as a 45 rpm record). The quartet’s version went to number 20 on The Best Seller List. Frankie Laine also recorded a version that scored a big success in the United Kingdom, reaching number 1 on the UK Singles Chart for four weeks. In the UK, Ronnie Hilton also charted, at number 30, with another version of the song.

Lyrics

“Your eyes are the eyes of a woman in love
And though how they give you away
Why try to deny your a woman in love
When I know very well would I see
I see no moon in the sky
Ever lent such a glow
Some flame deep within made them shine
Those eyes are the eyes of a woman in love
And may they gaze ever more into mine
Crazily gaze ever more into mine
Those eyes are the eyes of a woman in love
And may they gaze ever more into mine
Crazily gaze ever more into mine”

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