Indian Love Call

Album: Mars Attacks (1952)
Charted: 7 2
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Songfacts®:

  • This yodeling hit for Whitman was originally written in 1924 for the musical comedy Rose Marie. The lyrics were co-written by a young Oscar Hammerstein.
  • In the 1996 movie Mars Attacks!, this song was used prominently where it used as a weapon to counter the invading Martians. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for above 2
  • Slim Whitman was the first left-handed guitarist to top the UK chart, doing so many years before Paul McCartney and Jimi Hendrix joined that select category. Slim couldn't play it any other way because he had lost part of a finger.

Comments: 3

  • Sandy from Enterprise, Flcall it cornball - I like doo-wop, bluegrass, classical, Western swing - and I like Indian Love Call by Jeannette McDonald & Nelson Eddy
  • Sara from Eckerty, InI recall as a younster having a 78 album that was red of this song, sung by some one else. Also in Yosemite they played this song just before they yelled "Let the fire fall" then the embers would
    come down Glacier Point into Camp Curry.
    It was such a big draw to the park they had to do away with it in 1968.
  • Mark from Byrdstown, TnI remember seeing commercials years ago for this guy trying to sell his records and they would always say "Whitman sold more records than The Beatles in Luxemburgh on one Tuesday in May" or some goofy statement like that.
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