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There is not a music lover out there who does not know his name, if you don’t – go look him up that is what Google is for! Trust us on this when you have read his bio and learned what songs are his you will go “Oh, right, of course, I know who he is!”
Frank Sinatra was Born December 12, 1915, he was a singer, songwriter and actor, he was also one of the most influential musical artists of the twenty-first century.
He started his career with a swing band featuring Tommy Dorsey and Harry James but his career never really took off until 1943. He signed a solo deal with Columbia Records where he released his first album “The Voice of Frank Sinatra”.
When his career stalled around the late 1950’s he took to the Las Vegas scene where he and a few other well-known artists performing the Vegas scene became known as the “Rat Pack”.
May the 14th of this year marks the 20th anniversary of his death.
Some best-known songs from Frank Sinatra
New York, New York
Perhaps his most famous of all songs, or at least on a par with the next one mentioned in our list. You can barely watch a movie filmed in or about New York without this song slipping into the soundtrack somewhere.
Originally written for the movie “New York, New York” produced by Martin Scorsese and first sang by Liza Minelli in 1977. It was made famous by the stylings of Frank Sinatra forever being branded as his song which he released in April 1970.This song went on to the Grammy Hall of Fame, it was nominated for Record of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance award.
Another very popular and well-known song that seems to appear in a lot of movies, adverts and has had various pieces of it used in other songs by various artists.
This song was released by Frank Sinatra in 1969 it was written by Paul Anka, it made the UK Top 40 where it stayed for 75 weeks.
A Grammy Hall of Fame winner it was also nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and the Grammy Award For Best Pop Collaboration Vocals.
Fly Me to the Moon
This song was originally written by Bart Howard in 1954 and recorded by Kaye Ballard that same year.The most popular version of this song, however, was Frank Sinatra’s version which he recorded in 1964.