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"Danke Schoen" (/ˈdɑːŋkə ʃeɪn/ DAHNG-kə shayn, German: [ˈdaŋkə ʃøːn] (listen)) is a pop song of German origin. Bert Kaempfert, who composed the melody, recorded it as an instrumental, in 1959 and later in 1962, under the title "Candlelight Cafe". Kurt Schwabach wrote the German lyrics. The song gained international fame in 1963 when singer Wayne Newton recorded an American version, with English lyrics by Milt Gabler. The song achieved renewed popularity when it was featured in the 1986 American comedy film Ferris Bueller's Day Off, lip-synced by the main character, Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick).
1963 single by Wayne Newton
|Single by Wayne Newton|
|from the album Danke Schoen|
|B-side||"Better Now Than Later"|
|Released||June 17, 1963|
|Songwriter(s)||Bert Kaempfert, Kurt Schwabach, and Milt Gabler|
|Producer(s)||T.M. Music, Inc.|