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The Four Aces’ Love Is A Many Splendored Thing hits #1 (1955)

The Four Aces’ Love Is A Many Splendored Thing hits #1 (1955)

“Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing” is a popular song with music by Sammy Fain and lyrics by Paul Francis Webster. The song was publicised first in the movie, Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955), winning the Academy Award for Best Original Song. The best-selling version of the song was recorded by The Four Aces backed by the Jack Pleis Orchestra and issued by Decca Records as catalog number 29625. It reached number two in the UK Singles Chart, and featured in the film Cookie (1989). It became a gold record.

 

Activity Ideas:

  • Watch a performance of this hit song – here
  • And listen to other popular 50s hits – here
  • Celebrate the Four Aces with our Cards activity book – here
  • Watch the beginning of Grease to see the song featured
  • And celebrate with a musical theatre quiz – here