Forever and Ever (Franz Winkler and Malia Rosa song)

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"Forever and Ever" is a popular song.

The English lyrics were written by Malia Rosa in 1948 to the music of a German song, "Fliege mit mir in die Heimat" written by the Austrian songwriter Franz Winkler, it was adopted by the German Luftwaffe as their song during World War II.

There were a number of popular recordings in 1949, it was originally recorded by Gracie Fields with Robert Farnon's Orchestra on 23 October 1948 and released on Decca F9031.[1] Her version was subsequently released in the USA on London 362 and it charted briefly in 1949.[2]

The song was also recorded by Russ Morgan with vocals by The Skylarks on January 20, 1949 for Decca Records[3] and the song reached the top of the Billboard charts.[4]

It was recorded by Perry Como on January 13, 1949 and released as a single that year by RCA Victor Records, the 78rpm version was released with catalog number 20-3347-A,[5] the 45rpm version was released with catalog number 47-2892-A. The flip side was "I Don't See Me in Your Eyes Anymore."[6] The record first hit the Billboard chart on March 19, 1949 and it reached position #2, staying there for 4 weeks;[7] in the United Kingdom, it was released by HMV as a 78rpm version with catalog number BD-1250 in June 1949. The flip side was "A - You're Adorable."[8]

Other charted versions[9] in 1949 were by Margaret Whiting (recorded on January 27, 1949, Capitol 15386),[10] and by Dinah Shore with Harry Zimmerman's Orchestra (Columbia 38410)[11] on January 13, 1949.

Bing Crosby recorded the song in 1962 for his album On the Happy Side.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved January 12, 2018. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 156. ISBN 0-89820-083-0. 
  3. ^ "The Online Discographical Project". 78discography.com. Retrieved January 12, 2018. 
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 323. ISBN 0-89820-083-0. 
  5. ^ RCA Victor Records in the 20-3000 to 20-3499 series
  6. ^ "Perry Como Discography". kokomo.ca. Retrieved January 12, 2018. 
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1973): Top Pop Records 1940-1955. Record Research
  8. ^ "Perry Como Discography". kokomo.ca. Retrieved January 12, 2018. 
  9. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 500. ISBN 0-89820-083-0. 
  10. ^ "The Online Discographical Project". 78discography.com. Retrieved January 12, 2018. 
  11. ^ "The Online Discographical Project". 78discography.com. Retrieved January 12, 2018.