Days of Wine and Roses and Other TV Requests
Days of Wine and Roses and Other TV Requests Studio album by Andy Williams Released 1963 Recorded 1963 Genre Traditional pop, Vocal pop, Early pop/rock Length 35:53 Label Columbia Producer Robert Mersey Andy Williams chronology Warm and Willing
Days of Wine and Roses and Other TV Requests
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Days of Wine and Roses and Other TV Requests is an album by American pop singer Andy Williams that was released in April 1963 by Columbia Records. It made its first appearance on Billboard magazine's Top LP's chart in the issue dated April 20 of that year and remained on the album chart for 107 weeks, spending 16 consecutive weeks at number one. The album received Gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America on September 19, 1963, becoming his first to do so, while his 1962 album Moon River and Other Great Movie Themes followed suit one month later. For its release in the UK, the album was retitled Can't Get Used to Losing You and Other Requests, and it spent its only week on the album chart there at number 16 in 1965.
The single from the album, "Can't Get Used to Losing You," made its debut on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on March 7, 1963, eventually spending four weeks at number two during its 15-week stay. The single performed even better on the Easy Listening (or Adult Contemporary) chart, spending four weeks at number one. Its B-side, "Days of Wine and Roses" reached number 26 on the Hot 100 and number nine, Easy Listening.
The album was released on compact disc for the first time (and under its UK title) by Sony Music Distribution in the mid-90s as tracks 1 through 12 on a pairing of two albums on one CD with tracks 13 through 24 consisting of Williams's Columbia album from October 1967, Love, Andy. It was also released (under its original title) as one of two albums on one CD by Collectables Records on January 16, 2001, the other album being Williams's Columbia album from December 1966, In the Arms of Love.
- "Falling in Love with Love" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 2:13
- "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" (George Cory, Douglass Cross) – 3:06
- "You Are My Sunshine" (Jimmie Davis, Charles Mitchell) – 2:29
- "What Kind of Fool Am I?" (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley) – 3:22
- "When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles with You)" (Mark Fisher, Joe Goodwin, Larry Shay) – 1:44
- "Days of Wine and Roses" (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) – 2:48
- "It's a Most Unusual Day" (Harold Adamson, Jimmy McHugh) – 2:04
- "My Coloring Book" (Fred Ebb, John Kander) – 3:34
- "Can't Get Used to Losing You" (Jerome "Doc" Pomus, Mort Shuman) – 2:25
- "I Really Don't Want to Know" (Howard Barnes, Don Robertson) – 2:54
- "Exactly Like You" (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh) – 1:59
- "May Each Day" (Mort Green, George Wyle) – 2:54
This album brought the third and fourth Grammy nominations that Williams received over the course of his career, with one in the category for Best Solo Vocal Performance, Male for the song "Days of Wine and Roses." The winner was Jack Jones for "Wives and Lovers". The other nomination was for the album itself in the category of Album of the Year, but the winner was The Barbra Streisand Album.
- "Falling in Love with Love" originated in the 1938 musical The Boys from Syracuse and was first charted in 1939 by Frances Langford, who took the song to number 18.
- Tony Bennett's 1962 recording of "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" won two Grammys (Record of the Year and Best Male Solo Vocal Performance), beating out two songs that appeared in both of those categories that Williams eventually recorded: "What Kind of Fool Am I?," which also appears on this album, and "I Can't Stop Loving You," which is on his 1965 album Dear Heart. Bennett's Grammy-winning effort spent seven months on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 19, and was his first recording to reach the Easy Listening chart, making it to number seven.
- "You Are My Sunshine" first appeared on the charts at the end of 1940 when Wayne King & His Orchestra took the song to number 20, but the most successful chart run for the song belongs to Ray Charles, who went to number seven in 1962.
- "What Kind of Fool Am I?" comes from the 1961 musical Stop the World - I Want to Get Off, in which it was introduced by Anthony Newley, who reached number 85 on the Billboard Hot 100 and won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year with his cowriter Leslie Bricusse. Both he and Sammy Davis, Jr. received Grammy nominations for recordings of this song in the category of Best Male Solo Vocal Performance (losing, as mentioned above, to Tony Bennett), but Davis had the consolation of charting much higher with it, reaching number 17 on the Hot 100 and number six, Easy Listening.
- "When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles with You)" was a number four hit recording for Seger Ellis & His Orchestra in 1928 and reached number 15 for Louis Armstrong the following year.
- Henry Mancini's recording of "Days of Wine and Roses" from the 1962 film of the same name won the Academy Award for Best Original Song on April 8, 1963, beating out the title song of a film that had been released in January 1962, Tender Is the Night. Williams had already recorded "Tender Is the Night" on his spring of 1962 album Moon River and Other Great Movie Themes that, of course, included the Best Original Song Oscar winner by Mancini and Johnny Mercer from 1961, "Moon River." Their 1962 project, "Days of Wine and Roses," won Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year for the year 1963 on May 12, 1964, 13 months after the Oscar win, since the Grammy eligibility period stretched back to December 1, 1962.
- "It's a Most Unusual Day" comes from the 1948 film A Date with Judy and was a number 21 hit that same year for Ray Noble & His Orchestra with Anita Gordon on vocal.
- Kitty Kallen's version of "My Coloring Book" entered the Billboard Hot 100 in the issue dated December 22, 1962, eventually reaching number 18 and making it to number seven on the Easy Listening chart. Sandy Stewart's version debuted the following week and eventually peaked at number 20 as well as number eight, Easy Listening.
- Three different versions of "Exactly Like You" charted in May 1930, one of which was sung by Harry Richman, who introduced the song (with Gertrude Lawrence) in the 1930 Broadway show Lew Leslie's International Revue. That version reached number 12; Ruth Etting got up to number 11; and Sam Lanin & His Orchestra made it to number 19 with Smith Ballew on vocal.
- "May Each Day" was the song that Williams used to close The Andy Williams Show each week from 1962 to 1967.
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