My Kind Of Girl

Album: The Best of the EMI Years (1961)
Charted: 5 18

Songfacts®:

  • This Leslie Bricasse song was a rare British international success in the years before the Beatles took over the singles charts. In peaking at #18 in the US, Monro became the first British singer to reach the American Top 20 in over three years - the previous being Laurie London with "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands" in April 1958. Matt's daughter, Michele Monro, recalled to Mojo magazine February 2011: "For all its success, Dad never did receive a cent in royalties from America. However it was testament to the song's popularity and Matt's performance that both Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. later recorded the track."
  • The song won ITV's British Song Contest in February 1961.

Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn October 22nd 1961, Matt Monro performed "My Kind of Girl" on the CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'...
    Earlier in 1961 on July 31st it peaked at #18 {for 3 weeks} on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; it had entered the chart on May 23rd, 1961 at position #80...
    He had two other records make the Top 100 chart; "Why Not Now" {peaked at #92 in 1961} and "Walk Away" {reached #23 in 1965}...
    Mr. Monro passed away on February 7th, 1985 at the young age of 54 {cancer}...
    May he R.I.P.
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