The 1951 Rolling Review Show … Midweek Melody # 56
Welcome to the 1951 Rolling Review Show which twice weekly features pieces of music I have enjoyed at some time in my life. I hope you enjoy them as well. Let me know if you do.
Theme from A Summer Place (Percy Faith & his Orchestra)
“Theme from A Summer Place” is a song with lyrics by Mack Discant and music by Max Steiner, written for the 1959 film A Summer Place.The best-known cover version of the theme is an instrumental by Percy Faith and his orchestra. This was released as a single in September 1959. The single was not an immediate hit and did not enter the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart until mid-January 1960, finally reaching #1 six weeks later on February 22, 1960. It spent nine consecutive weeks at #1 and remains the longest-running #1 instrumental in the history of the chart. It also reached # 1 in Italy and # 2 in the UK.