Night And Day – Frank Sinatra

July 4, 2021

Today’s song of the day is the old classic “Night and Day” by the legendary Italian-American singer Frank Sinatra. 

Fun Facts

  • “Night and Day” was originally written by Cole Porter in 1932 for a musical titled The Gay Divorce.
  • Frank Sinatra first recorded his version of “Night and Day” in 1942 and had since recorded the song several times with different composers and conductors.
  • Sinatra sold over one-hundred million records globally, positioning him as one of the best-selling singers of all time.
  • Sinatra was never able to read music. Instead, he learned music by ear in his youth.
  • After going solo in the early 1940s, Sinatra’s popularity soared. His popularity was dubbed “Sinatramania,” and he was affectionately called “Swoonatra” by his adoring female fans.
  • Sinatra pursued an acting career and made his debut in the 1941 film titled Las Vegas Nights but was hardly ever impressed with his acting performance.
  • Sinatra’s successful musical career earned him 9 Grammy wins, including the Grammy Legend Award in 1995. He also achieved 31 nominations.

Lyrics 

(Lyric Find)

Like the beat, beat, beat of the tom tom

When the jungle shadows fall

Like the tick, tick, tock of the stately clock

As it stands against the wall

Like the drip, drip, drip of the raindrops

When the summer show’are is through

So a voice within me keeps repeating

You, you, you

Night and day

You are the one

Only you ‘neath the moon

Or under the sun

Whether near to me or far

No matter, darling where you are

I think of you

Night and day

Day and night

Why it is so

That this longing for you

Follows wherever I go

In the roarin’ traffic’s boom

In the silence of my lonely room

I think of you

Night and day

Night and day

Under the hide of me

There’s an oh such a hungry

Yearnin’ burnin’ inside of me

And it’s torment won’t be through

‘Til you let me spend my life

Making love to you

Day and night

Night and day

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