A Marshmallow World

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"A Marshmallow World" (sometimes called "It's a Marshmallow World") is a popular song that was written in 1949 by Carl Sigman (lyrics) and Peter DeRose (music). The song is about winter and is commonly regarded as a Christmas song, although the lyrics make no mention of the holiday.

The song was first a hit for Bing Crosby (backed by the Lee Gordon Singers and Sonny Burke and his Orchestra). Crosby's version, recorded in 1950,[1] peaked at number 24 on the pop singles chart in January 1951.[2] Other artists who recorded the song in 1950 included Ray Anthony, Vic Damone, Johnny Desmond, Arthur Godfrey, Vaughn Monroe, Brenda Lee and Dean Martin.

Some have argued whether Brenda Lee's version is better than Bing Crosby's version, but Bing Crosby's version is much more popular and widely accepted as the best.

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  1. ^ "A Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved September 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 112. ISBN 0-89820-083-0. 
  3. ^ Rettig, James (November 11, 2014). "Hear Karen O Sing "Marshmallow World" In Target's New Christmas Ad". Stereogum. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 

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