Wild Is the Wind (song)

1957 song by Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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"Wild Is the Wind" is a song written by Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington for the 1957 film Wild Is the Wind. Johnny Mathis recorded the song for the film and released it as a single in November 1957. Mathis' version reached No. 22 on the Billboard chart. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song in 1958, but lost to "All the Way" by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn from The Joker is Wild.[1]

Quick facts: "Wild is the Wind", Single by Johnny Mathis, ...
"Wild is the Wind"
Artwork for US 7-inch single
Single by Johnny Mathis
B-side"No Love (But Your Love)"
ReleasedNovember 11, 1957
StudioColumbia 30th Street Studio, New York City
Composer(s)Dimitri Tiomkin
Lyricist(s)Ned Washington
Johnny Mathis singles chronology
"Chances Are"
"Wild is the Wind"
"Come To Me"

The song has been recorded many times, by many performers. The best known versions are by Nina Simone in 1966, and by David Bowie released in 1976/1981 as a tribute to Simone.[2]

In 1999 George Michael also made a cover of this song on his Grammy nominated album Songs From The Last Century

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