Moonlight Serenade

Album: Moonlight Serenade (1939)
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  • I stand at your gate and the song that I sing is of moonlight
    I stand and I wait for the touch of your hand in the June night
    The roses are sighing a Moonlight Serenade

    The stars are aglow and tonight how their light sets me dreaming
    My love, do you know that your eyes are like stars brightly beaming?
    I bring you and sing you a Moonlight Serenade

    Let us stray till break of day
    in love's valley of dreams
    Just you and I, a summer sky
    a heavenly breeze kissing the trees

    So don' let me wait, come to me tenderly in the June night
    I stand at your gate and I sing you a song in the moonlight
    a love song, my darling, a Moonlight Serenade Writer/s: Glenn Miller, Mitchell Parish
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 25th 1976, Bobby Vinton's covered version of the "Moonlight Serenade" entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #99; the following week it was at #97 and that was also its peak position on the chart and its last week on the Top 100…
    It reached #15 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart...
    And nine days ago on April 16th {2015} Bobby Vinton, born Stanley Robert Vinton, Jr., celebrated his 81st birthday.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 17th 1959, the Rivieras performed "Moonlight Serenade" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    Two weeks earlier on February 3rd it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; eventually it peaked at #47 and spent 11 weeks on the Top 100.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 10th 1954, the movie "The Glenn Miller Story" starring James Stewart and June Allyson had its U.S.A. premier in New York City...
    "Moonlight Serenade" was one of Glenn Miller's songs that was featured in the movie...
    The movie was originally to be released with the title 'Moonlight Serenade' but was changed to 'The Glenn Miller Story'
    The film received three Academy Award nominations; 'Best Screenplay', 'Best Musical Score, and won for 'Best Sound Recording'...
    On March 7th, 1954 the movie's soundtrack album peaked at #1 (for 10 weeks) on Billboard's Top Albums chart; the album that knocked it out of the top spot was 'Glenn Miller Plays Selections from The Glenn Miller Story' by Glenn Miller (it was #1 for 3 weeks)...
    In 1959 the Rivieras released a covered version, it peaked at #47 on the Top 100; and in 1976 Bobby Vinton took it to #97.
  • Mike from Franklin County, PaJackie Gleason onced used this song as the theme song to "The Honeymooners" . ..He even performed this song with his own band .
  • Steve Dotstar from Los Angeles, CaWish I could've been at the Glenn Island Casino
    in the 40's, standing by the bandstand to hear this great arrangement.
    It defined part of the big band era!
    Hello to Paul Tanner, Miller trombonist.
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