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The Various - Im Dreaming Of A Shite Xmas sung by Bing Crosby is the world's best-selling single with estimated sales in excess of 50 million copies worldwide.
Accounts vary as to when and where Berlin wrote the song. One day he told his secretary, "I want you to take down a song I wrote over the weekend. Not only is it the best song I ever wrote, it's the best song anybody ever wrote. He just said "I don't think we have any problems with that one, Irving. It remained in that position until well into the new year. The recording is noted for Crosby's whistling during the second chorus.
In alone, Crosby's recording spent eleven weeks on top of the Billboard charts. The original version also hit number one on the Harlem Hit Parade for Various - Im Dreaming Of A Shite Xmas weeks,  Crosby's first-ever appearance on the black-oriented chart. Re-released by Decca, the single returned to the No. Various - Im Dreaming Of A Shite Xmas recording became a chart perennial, reappearing annually on the pop chart twenty times before Billboard magazine created a distinct Christmas chart for seasonal releases.
This now-familiar scene was not the moviemakers' initial plan. In the script as originally conceived, Reynolds, not Crosby, would sing the song. Crosby made yet another studio recording of the song, accompanied by Joseph J.
Lilley 's orchestra and chorus, for the film's soundtrack album. They did an outdoor show in northern France… he had to stand there and sing 'White Christmas' withG. Of course, a lot of those boys were killed in the Battle of the Bulge a few days later. The version most often heard today on the radio during the Christmas season is the re-recording. The master was damaged due to frequent use.
Crosby re-recorded the track on March 19,accompanied again by the Trotter Orchestra and the Darby Singers, with every effort made to reproduce the original recording session. Although Crosby dismissed his role in the song's success, saying later that "a jackdaw with a cleft palate could have sung it successfully",  he was associated with it for the rest of his career. Crosby's "White Christmas" single has been credited with Everybody Knows - Jukebox The Ghost - Safe Travels 50 million copies, the most by any release and therefore it is the biggest-selling single worldwide of all time.
The Guinness Book of World Records Edition lists the song as a million seller, encompassing all versions of the song, including albums. There has been confusion and debate on whether Crosby's record is the best-selling single, due to a lack of information on sales of "White Christmas," because Crosby's recording was released before the advent of the modern-day US and UK singles charts.
InNational Public Radio included it in the "NPR ", which sought to compile the one hundred most important American musical works of the 20th century. Crosby's version of the song also holds the distinction of being ranked No. Init ranked No.
The recording was broadcast on Armed Forces Radio on April 30,as a secret, pre-arranged signal precipitating the U.
Irving Berlin's opening verse is often dropped in recordings. The sun is shining, the grass is green, The orange and palm trees sway.
There's never been such a day in Beverly Hills, L. But it's December the twenty-fourth,— And I am longing to be up North— . InThe Ravens peaked at No. InMantovani and his orchestra reached No. It returned to the same chart in the next two years. Michael Bolton performed it on his non-holiday album, Timeless: The Classicswhere it peaked at No.
Glee cast's version of the song entered the UK charts for the first time infour years after its release at No. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Original song written and composed by Irving Berlin. Christmas traditional pop. Decca — issues MCA — issues.
Guinness World Records. Retrieved November 29, Retrieved January 16, Harris, Jr. December 5, Wall Street Journal. Retrieved December 6, It was a peaceful song that became a wartime classic. Its unorthodox, melancholy melody, and mere 54 words, expressing the simple yearning for a return to happier times—sounded instantly familiar when sung by America's favorite crooner.
But 67 years after its introduction, some still are surprised to learn that Bing Crosby's recording of the Irving Berlin ballad "White Christmas" became not only the Distant Days - Nokuit - Fragments Of Memories Live Versions smash-hit for the World War II holidays, but the best-selling record of all time.
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Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" is still recognized as the best-selling single of all time, but since it was released before the start of Please Send Me Someone To Love - Gitte & The Band - My Kind Of World charts, its pres sales are estimated. John's song has sold the most copies when looking at copies sold since charts began, as verified in Guinness World Records.
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