(Love Is) The Tender Trap

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"(Love Is) The Tender Trap"
Song by Debbie Reynolds and Frank Sinatra
from the album The Tender Trap
Released 1955 (1955)
Songwriter(s) Sammy Cahn
Composer(s) Jimmy Van Heusen

"(Love Is) The Tender Trap" is a popular song composed by Jimmy Van Heusen, with lyrics by Sammy Cahn.[1]

It was written for the 1955 film The Tender Trap, where it was introduced by Debbie Reynolds and Frank Sinatra, who each sing the song separately.[1] It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song, but lost to "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing" from the movie of the same name.[1]

A version by Frank Sinatra became a huge hit in the United Kingdom, peaking at no. 2 in February 1956.[2] It reached no. 7 in the US charts.[3]

Other recordings[edit]


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  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits (8th ed.). New York: Billboard Books. p. 575. ISBN 0-8230-7499-4. 
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