Strangers in the Night

1966 single by Frank Sinatra and covered by Charles Singleton and Eddie Snyder / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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"Strangers in the Night" is a song composed by Bert Kaempfert with English lyrics by Charles Singleton and Eddie Snyder.[2] Kaempfert originally used it under the title "Beddy Bye" as part of the instrumental score for the movie A Man Could Get Killed.[2] The song was made famous in 1966 by Frank Sinatra, although it was initially given to Melina Mercouri, who thought that a man's vocals would better suit the melody and therefore declined to sing it.[3][4]

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"Strangers in the Night"
Single by Frank Sinatra
from the album Strangers in the Night
B-side"Oh, You Crazy Moon"
ReleasedApril 1966 (1966-04)[1]
RecordedApril 11, 1966
StudioUnited Western Recorders
GenreTraditional pop
Producer(s)Jimmy Bowen[2]
Frank Sinatra singles chronology
"It Was a Very Good Year"
"Strangers in the Night"
"Summer Wind"
Audio sample

Reaching #1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the Easy Listening chart,[5] it was the title song for Sinatra's 1966 album Strangers in the Night, which became his most commercially successful album. The song also reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart.[6]

Sinatra's recording won him the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and the Grammy Award for Record of the Year, as well as a Grammy Award for Best Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist or Instrumentalist for Ernie Freeman at the Grammy Awards of 1967.