The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
808-Glen Miller-Moonlight Serenade.
1939-There was no UK chart until 1952.It was re-issued in 1954,reaching Number 12 and again in 1976,this time peaking at Number 13.
Best Bit-At 1.40 A slow Swing classic.
Glen Miller wrote the melody for this song as far back as 1935 when he was a trombone player in Ray Noble’s band.The lyricist Eddie Heyman added words and the song was titled ‘As I Lay Me Down To Weep.’In 1938 Miller used the instrumental as theme music for his radio broadcasts on the NBC network,it has become his signature song.
Glen Miller was the worlds biggest selling artist from 1939-1943 scoring 23 Billboard Number 1s.On December 15th 1944 while he was traveling to entertain U.S troops in France during World War 2,his aircraft disappeared in bad weather over the English Channel.he was 40 years old.
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