THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
914-Andy Williams-Music to Watch Girls By.
1967-Number 33 single.When re-released in 1999, it peaked at Number 9.
Best Bit-At 1.09.There’s only one thing better than listening to ‘Girls Go By,’ and that’s ‘Watching Girls Go By.’
‘Music to Watch Girls By’ was originally written as a jingle by Sid Ramin (1919-2019,) to promote ‘Diet Pepsi,’ in a television commercial. On hearing it legendary songwriter Bob Crewe (1930-2014,) (see also best songs 1007-863-739-499-393-284-164-112 and 83,) recorded his own interpretation of the jingles music, and took the song to Number 15 on Billboard, in 1966.
The American easy listening artist Andy Williams (1927-2012,) (see also best songs 112,) recorded his version, with lyrics written by Tony Velona (1920-1986,) for his 1967 Album ‘Born Free, the song peaked at Number 34 on Billboard.The song became very popular for Williams, after a specially choreographed performance was broadcast on his ‘Andy Williams Show,’ which aired between 1962-1971. In 1999 things came full circle when the song was once again used in a television advert. This time as a promotion for ‘Fiat’ cars, Andy Williams version fared a lot better second time around, by reaching Number nine in the UK.
‘The boys watch the girls, while the girls watch the boys, who watch the girls go by.’