To Know You (Is to Love You)

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"To Know You (Is to Love You)" is a popular song. The music was written by Robert Allen, the lyrics by Allan Roberts. [1] The song was published in 1952.

The best-known recording of the song was made by Perry Como. It was first recorded on June 19, 1952, as a duet with Betty Hutton which was never released; Como and The Fontane Sisters with Michell Ayres' and his orchestra redid the song on September 9, 1952. [2] This second recording was released as a 78 rpm single in the United States by RCA Victor Records (catalog number 20-4959, with the flip side "My Lady Loves to Dance") and in the United Kingdom by HMV in January 1953 (catalog number B-10400, with the flip side "Don't Let the Stars Get In Your Eyes"). The US version reached number 19 on the Billboard charts. [3]

Another recording was made by Como of the song on May 21, 1959. This version was done for the album Como Swings . [4]

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  1. "TO KNOW YOU IS TO LOVE YOU (Allen / Roberts) - Lyrics - International Lyrics Playground". Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  2. "Perry Como Discography". Retrieved May 5, 2021.
  3. Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 99. ISBN   0-89820-083-0.
  4. "Perry Como – Como Swings (1959, Vinyl)". Retrieved 2 May 2021.