Perry Como - Greatest Hits

Perry Como - Greatest Hits
Artist:
Release Date:
September 28, 1999
Styles:
Traditional Pop, Vocal Pop
Album:
Greatest Hits
Recording Date:
March 27, 1945 - March 26, 1973
Genre:
Duration:
02:25:17

An excellent halfway step for fans who are unwilling to purchase the three-disc Perry Como box set but who still want more than the scant 12-track best-ofs, Greatest Hits includes over 50 of his best-loved songs, mostly arranged in chronological order from 1945's "Prisoner of Love" all the way to 1973's "For the Good Times." The focus is on his late-'40s ballad peak, courtesy of hits like "It's Impossible," "Temptation," "Prisoner of Love," and "Till the End of Time." Disc two includes many of his vocal-pop favorites ("Hoop-Dee-Doo," "Papa Loves Mambo," "Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom),") but leaves off all of his '60s material -- assuredly not the best period of his career but still a time of beautiful MOR covers of "Yesterday" and "The Shadow of Your Smile," among others.

Still, for those who need a bit more Perry Como than any single-disc collection can provide, Greatest Hits is a perfect addition.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
Prisoner of Love / Russ Columbo / Clarence Gaskill / Leo RobinPerry Como3:29
Temptation / Nacio Herb Brown / Arthur FreedPerry Como2:42
Till the End of Time / Buddy Kaye / Ted MossmanPerry Como3:08
"A" You're Adorable (The Alphabet Song) / Buddy Kaye / Sidney Lippman / Fred WisePerry Como feat: The Fontane Sisters2:24
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now? / Frank Adams / Will M. Hough / Bart Howard / Joe Howard / Harold OrlobPerry Como3:09
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows / Harry Carroll / Joseph McCarthyPerry Como feat: Russ Case / Satisfiers3:04
Far Away Places / Alex Kramer / Joan WhitneyPerry Como3:03
When You Were Sweet Sixteen / James ThorntonPerry Como feat: Satisfiers / Lloyd Shaffer3:09
A Dreamer's Holiday / Kim Gannon / Mabel WaynePerry Como feat: Mitchell Ayres / Mitchell Ayres & His Orchestra / The Fontane Sisters3:16
Forever and Ever / Malia Rosa / Franz WinklerPerry Como3:20
Some Enchanted Evening / Oscar Hammerstein II / Richard RodgersPerry Como3:26
If I Loved You / Oscar Hammerstein II / Richard RodgersPerry Como3:13
Because / Frank Teschemacher / Guy d'HardelotPerry Como feat: Russ Case / Russ Case & His Orchestra2:47
You Won't Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart) / Teddy Powell / Larry StockPerry Como feat: Russ Case / Satisfiers2:08
I Wanna Go Home (With You) / Joe Candullo / Jackie JoycePerry Como feat: Mitchell Ayres / Mitchell Ayres & His Orchestra / The Fontane Sisters2:21
I'm Gonna Love That Gal (Like She's Never Been Loved Before) / Frances AshPerry Como2:40
Surrender / Bennie Benjamin / George David WeissPerry Como feat: Russ Case / Russ Case & His Orchestra3:11
Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba (My Bambino Go to Sleep) / Mack David / Al Hoffman / Jerry LivingstonPerry Como feat: Satisfiers / Lloyd Shaffer2:56
Let's Take an Old Fashioned Walk / Irving BerlinPerry Como feat: Mitchell Ayres / Mitchell Ayres & His Orchestra2:50
You're Just in Love / Irving BerlinPerry Como feat: Mitchell Ayres / The Fontane Sisters2:55
Zing Zing Zoom Zoom / Sigmund Romberg / Charles TobiasPerry Como2:58
Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo / Mack David / Al Hoffman / Jerry LivingstonPerry Como2:19
If / Stanley Damerell / Tolchard Evans / Robert HargreavesPerry Como feat: Mitchell Ayres / Mitchell Ayres & His Orchestra3:04
Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes / Slim WilletPerry Como feat: Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra / The Ramblers2:40
Wild Horses / Johnny BurkePerry Como feat: Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra2:47