BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #115: ” EVERYBODY LOVES SOMEBODY”- DEAN MARTIN- AUGUST 15, 1964

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Billboard #1 Hits: #115: “Everybody Loves Somebody”- Dean Martin. August 15, 1964.  #1 for 1 week.

  • Single: “Everybody Loves Somebody”- Dean Martin
  • Record Company- Reprise
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by Sam Coslow, Irving Taylor and Ken Lane.
  • Time: 2:48.
  • B-side: “A Little Voice”
  • Album- That’s Amore
  • Grade: C
  • Peaked at #1 for 1 week. #11 in the UK Singles Chart.

“Everybody Loves Somebody” was written in 1947 and had been recorded by a number of artists including Frank Sinatra without much success- then late in a recording session one of the songwriters who was playing piano at the session suggested that Dean take a run at it.  This became a very unlikely hit for a couple reasons- Dean Martin while still popular hadn’t had a Top 40 hit since 1958- and 1964 was the year of The Beatles and the British Invasion. I don’t know how many times I’ve read the comment over the years that it was Dean who ran The Beatles out of the #1 slot. The song became Dean’s signature tune and the words appear on his grave marker in Los Angeles. It still kind of a mystery to me how or why this became a #1 hit. It’s not that great of a song- but it was something different and Dean was well liked and familiar.

11 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #115: ” EVERYBODY LOVES SOMEBODY”- DEAN MARTIN- AUGUST 15, 1964

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  2. We had at least one of Dean’s albums and you have aptly described him as being well-liked and familiar. He was also in movies and ran with the Rat Pack which kept him in the public eye. I like this song. Not Grammy material but ok.

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