Frank Sinatra Strangers in the Night

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Frank Sinatra Strangers in the Night

Frank Sinatra Strangers in the Night

Pop Standards

In July of 1966 the kids’ favorite pop stations were also popular with Mom & Dad. Frank Sinatra’s “Strangers in the Night” had hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was “in heavy rotation” (played at least once every three hours.) The record would go on to win four Grammys the next year.

“Strangers in the Night” was released in April 1966 and soon went to the top of Billboard’s Easy Listening Chart. It surprisingly crossed over to the Billboard Hot 100 eclipsing hits by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Dusty Springfield. Its success spawned the creation of a Frank Sinatra “Strangers in the Night” LP which became Sinatra’s most successful album, selling over a million copies (RIAA certified Platinum).

The music for “Strangers in the Night” was credited to Bert Kaempfert (although there have been several legal battles over authorship). Kaempfert featured the melody in his score for a film “A Man Could Get Killed.” Lyrics were added later by lyricists Eddie Snyder and Charles Singleton.

The most memorable feature of the record is Sinatra’s famous “Doo be Doo be Doo” during the fade-out. This hook gave Sinatra’s career and personal mystique a much-needed boost. However, Old Blue Eyes was not entirely pleased. You see, he hated the song and referred to it as “the worst #$@%%& song I have ever heard.” However, as much as he hated it, the record gave Sinatra his first number one song in eleven years, and it stayed on the charts for fifteen weeks.


Here are the lyrics to “Strangers in the Night” by Frank Sinatra:

Strangers in the night exchanging glances
Wond’ring in the night what were the chances
We’d be sharing love before the night was through
Something in your eyes was so inviting
Something in your smile was so exciting
Something in my heart told me I must have you

Strangers in the night
Two lonely people, we were strangers in the night
Up to the moment when we said our first hello little did we know
Love was just a glance away, a warm embracing dance away


Ever since that night we’ve been together
Lovers at first sight, in love forever
It turned out so right for strangers in the night

Check Out The Groove Pad for More 1960s Music

The Pass the Paisley Groove Pad is a resting stop, a place to chill out and listen to the featured song on the stereo. If the mood strikes you, click on the juke box to access and listen to the 50+ free online songs there. The TV has several channels, with selections updated twice a week. Every now and then, Pass the Paisley hosts an all-request of 1960s and 1970s songs for a Be-In at the juke box in the Groove Pad. Keep on truckin’. Hope you enjoyed “Strangers in the Night” by Frank Sinatra.

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