Please, Mr. Sun

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"Please, Mr. Sun"
Single by Johnnie Ray
from the album I Cry for You
B-side"Here I Am - Broken Hearted"
ReleasedDecember 28, 1951 (1951-12-28)
GenrePop
Length2:58
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)Ray Getzov, Sid Frank
Johnnie Ray singles chronology
"Cry"
(1951)
"Please, Mr. Sun"
(1951)
"Mountains in the Moonlight"
(1952)

"Please, Mr. Sun" is a song written by Ray Getzov and Sid Frank and performed by Johnnie Ray featuring The Four Lads and the Jimmy Carroll Orchestra. It reached #6 on the U.S. pop chart in 1952.[1] It was featured on his 1955 album I Cry for You.

The single ranked #30 on Billboard's Year-End top 30 singles of 1952.[2]

Other charting versions[edit]

  • Perry Como released a version of the song as a single in 1952 which reached #12 on the U.S. pop chart.[3]
  • Tommy Edwards released a version of the song as a single in 1952 which reached #18 on the U.S. R&B chart and #22 on the U.S. pop chart.[4]
  • Edwards released a new version of the song as a single in 1959 which reached #11 on the U.S. pop chart.[5]
  • The Vogues released a version of the song as a single in 1966 which reached #48 on the U.S. pop chart.[6]

Other versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Johnnie Ray, "Please, Mr. Sun" Chart Position". Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  2. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1952". Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  3. ^ "Perry Como, "Please, Mr. Sun" Chart Positions". Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  4. ^ "Tommy Edwards, "Please, Mr. Sun" Chart Positions". Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  5. ^ "Tommy Edwards, "Please, Mr. Sun" Chart Position". Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  6. ^ "The Vogues, "Please, Mr. Sun" Chart Position". Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  7. ^ "Les Baxter with His Chorus and Orchestra, "Blue Tango" single release". Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  8. ^ "Frankie Carle, Top Pops". Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  9. ^ "Lynn Hope and His Orchestra, "Hope, Skip, and Jump" single release". Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  10. ^ "Bill Kenny, "If I Forget You" single release". Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  11. ^ "The Innocents, "Gee Whiz" single release". Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  12. ^ "Johnny Crawford, The Captivating Johnny Crawford". Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  13. ^ "Paul Petersen, "Lollipops and Roses" single release". Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  14. ^ "Keely Smith, Because You're Mine". Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  15. ^ "Joe Bataan, Sweet Soul". Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  16. ^ "Doris Day, The Uncollected Doris Day with the Page Cavanaugh Trio, Vol. 2: Wonderful!". Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  17. ^ "Bing Crosby, Lonely Street". Retrieved August 1, 2018.