Today’s song of the day is the American show tune and pop song “Love and Marriage” by Frank Sinatra.
- The song was first introduced in 1955 on an episode of the television series Producers’ Showcase.
- Sinatra recorded two versions of the song after the show’s airing. The first, recorded for Capitol Records, went on to become a chart-topping hit.
- After the song’s initial success, it was included on the singer’s 1956 compilation album, “This Is Sinatra!”
- Dinah Shore, an American singer and actress, released a cover of the song shortly after its debut. Her rendition also achieved commercial success, charting at number 20 in the U.S.
- “Love and Marriage” is the opening theme song for the television sitcom Married… with Children.
- It has additionally been featured in a number of advertisements by Campbell Soup, Kellogg’s, Duncan Hines, Cadbury, and more.
- Frank Sinatra was born Francis Albert Sinatra on December 12, 1915, in Hoboken, New Jersey. He was a first-generation Italian-American whose parents were both born and raised in Italy.
- Growing up, Sinatra was strongly influenced by the vocal stylings of Bing Crosby. He also admired the swing-era bandleaders Harry James and Tommy Dorsey.
- He received many prestigious awards throughout his illustrious career, including eleven Grammy Awards, four Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award (1972), Presidential Medal of Freedom (1985), and the Congressional Gold Medal (awarded posthumously in 1998).