That’s My Desire – Frankie Laine / Sammy Kaye

July 20, 2021

“That’s My Desire,” a 1947 Billboard success, is today’s song of the day.

Fun Facts

  • Helmy Kresa and Carroll Loveday wrote and recorded “That’s My Desire” in 1931.
  • RCA Victor Records issued the Sammy Kaye recording. It debuted on the Billboard Best Sellers chart on June 13, 1947, and remained there for 17 weeks, peaking at #2.
  • Frankie Laine’s recording was made with Mannie Klein’s Orchestra on August 27, 1946, and issued by Mercury Records. It debuted at #4 on the Billboard Best Sellers chart on June 27, 1947, and stayed there for four weeks.
  • In 1946, the song’s highest-charting version was performed by Sammy Kaye. However, Frankie Laine’s rendition of the song became one of his most well-known songs throughout the years.
  • Many other vocalists have covered it, including various doo-wop groups.
  • According to the most recent stats, there are 83 different versions of this well-known song.

Lyrics 

(Musixmatch)

To spend one night with you

In our old rendezvous

And reminisce with you

That’s my desire

To meet where gypsies play

Down in some Dim Cafe

And dance till break of day

That’s my desire

We’ll sip a little glass of wine

I’ll gaze into your eyes divine

I’ll feel the touch of your lips

Pressing on mine

To hear you whisper low

Just when it’s time to go

“Cheri, I love you so”

“You’re my desire”

To hear you whisper low

Just when it’s time to go

“Cheri, I love you so”

“You’re my desire”

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