Till the End of Time (song)

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"Till the End of Time"
Single by Perry Como with Russ Case and His Orchestra
B-side (Did You Ever Get) That Feeling in the Moonlight [1]
ReleasedJuly 30, 1945 (1945-07-30)
Recorded1945 (1945)
Genre Popular music
Label RCA [1]
Composer(s) Ted Mossman, Frédéric Chopin
Lyricist(s) Buddy Kaye
Producer(s) Herb Hendler
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"Till the End of Time" is a popular song written by lyricist Buddy Kaye and composer Ted Mossman and published in 1945. The melody is based on Frédéric Chopin's Polonaise in A flat major, Op. 53, the "Polonaise héroique".[ citation needed ]

A number of recordings of the song were made in 1945. The biggest hit was by Perry Como; [2] another version by Dick Haymes also charted; the Les Brown orchestra, with vocalist Doris Day, and Ginny Simms also made a recording of the song.

Como's single first reached the Billboard magazine charts on August 9, 1945, and lasted 17 weeks on the chart, peaking at No. 1 (spending 10 consecutive weeks at the top). This was Como's first No. 1 hit song, and first single to sell two million copies. [3] The song lends its title to the 1946 film of the same name, about American veterans returning home from World War II, and Como's version is heard several times in the film itself.

Haymes single first reached the Billboard magazine charts on September 13, 1945 and lasted eight weeks on the chart, peaking at No. 3 and the one by Les Brown/Doris Day peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard magazine pop chart. [3]

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  1. 1 2 "RCA Victor 78rpm numerical listing discography: 20-1500 - 20-2000". www.78discography.com. Retrieved September 30, 2022.
  2. "Pop Chronicles 1940s Program #14".
  3. 1 2 Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955. Record Research.