Rags To Riches

Album: The Essential Tony Bennett (1953)
Charted: 1
  • I know I'd go from rags to riches
    If you would only say you care
    And though my pocket may be empty
    I'd be a millionaire

    My clothes may still be torn and tattered
    But in my heart I'd be a king
    Your love is all that ever mattered
    It's everything

    So open your arms and you'll open the door
    To every treasure that I'm hopin' for
    Hold me and kiss me and tell me you're mine ever more

    Must I forever be a beggar
    Whose golden dreams will not come true
    Or will I go from rags to riches
    My fate is up to you

    Must I forever be a beggar
    Whose golden dreams will not come true
    Or will I go from rags to riches
    My fate is up to you Writer/s: JERRY (US ROSS, RICHARD ADLER
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn November 22, 1953, Tony Bennett's "Rags to Riches" was at #1 on all three of Billboard's national charts, Best Selling Singles in Stores, Most Played on Juke Boxes, and Most Played by Jockeys...
    At #2 at the time on the Best Selling and Jockeys charts was "Ebb Tide" by Frank Chacksfield, while at #2 on the Juke Boxes chart was "You, You, You" by the Ames Brothers...
    Between 1951 and 2011 he had fifty-two records on Billboard's Top 100 chart, seven made the Top 10 with three* reaching #1, besides "Rags to Riches", his two other #1 records were "Because of You" for 8 weeks in 1951, then he replaced himself in the top spot with his covered version of "Cold, Cold Heart", it remained at #1 for six weeks...
    Mr. Bennett, born Anthony Dominick Benedetto, celebrated his 91st birthday three months ago on August 3rd {2017}...
    * He just missed having a fourth #1 record when his "Stranger In Paradise" peaked at #2 {for 2 weeks} on Billboard's Most Played by Jockeys chart in 1954, the two weeks it was at #2, the #1 record for those two weeks was "Oh, My Papa" by Eddie Fisher.
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