The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
687-The Platters-Smoke Gets In Your Eyes.
1958-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 1.06 Jerome Kern’s widow disliked The Platters recording so much she considered taking legal action,she thought the song was ‘Too Rock N Roll.’
Jerome Kern was an American composer of Musical Theatre,he wrote over 700 songs including ‘Ol Man River’ and ‘A Fine Romance.’Smoke gets in your eyes was originally written for the 1933 musical ‘Roberta’ starring Bob Hope.The song has been recorded hundreds of times by artists as diverse as Nat King Cole,Glen Miller and Freddie Mercury.
‘When your hearts on fire you must realize smoke gets in your eyes.’
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