On The Street Where You Live

Album: Little Girl The Very Best Of Vic Damone (1956)
Charted: 1 4
  • Oh, the towering feeling just to know somehow you are near

    I have often walked down this street before
    But the pavement always stayed beneath my feet before
    All at once am I several stories high
    Knowing I'm on the street where you live

    Are there lilac trees in the heart of town?
    Can you hear a lark in any other part of town?
    Does enchantment pour out of every door?
    No, it's just on the street where you live

    And oh, the towering feeling just to know somehow you are near
    The overpowering feeling that any second you may suddenly appear

    People stop and stare, they don't bother me
    For there's nowhere else on earth that I would rather be
    Let the time go by, I won't care if I
    Can be here on the street where you live Writer/s: Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyPer: http://www.legacy.com/ {02-12-2018}...
    MIAMI (AP) — Vic Damone, whose mellow baritone once earned praise from Frank Sinatra as "the best pipes in the business," has died in Florida at the age of 89, his daughter said.
    Victoria Damone told The Associated Press in a phone interview Monday that her father died Sunday, February 11th, 2018, at a Miami Beach hospital from complications of a respiratory illness.
    Damone's easy-listening romantic ballads brought him million-selling records and sustained a half-century career in recordings, movies and nightclub, concert and television appearances.
    After winning a tie on the radio show "Arthur Godfrey's Talent Hunt," Damone's career began climbing. His hit singles included "Again," ''You're Breaking My Heart," ''My Heart Cries for You," ''On the Street Where You Live" and, in 1957, the title song of the Cary Grant film "An Affair to Remember."
    Damone's style as a lounge singer remained constant through the years: straightforward, concentrated on melody and lyrics without resorting to vocal gimmicks. Like many young singers of his era, his idol was Sinatra.
    "I tried to mimic him," Damone said in a 1992 interview with Newsday. "I decided that if I could sound like Frank maybe I did have a chance. I was singing his words, breathing his breaths, (doing) his interpretation, with the high notes, the synergy."
    Sinatra and Damone, along with Tony Bennett, Perry Como, Dean Martin and others — comprised a group of Italian Americans who dominated the postwar pop music field. Far from resenting the mimicry, Sinatra praised Damone's singing ability.
    Damone still drew crowds in nightclubs and concerts into his 70s, before illness prompted his retirement to Palm Beach with his fifth wife, fashion designer Rena Rowan.
    Damone appeared in several MGM musicals and he was originally cast in "The Godfather," but the role of a budding singer seeking mob help in a Hollywood career eventually went to Al Martino.
    He wrote in his memoir, "Singing Was the Easy Part," that he never considered himself a showman like Milton Berle or Sammy Davis Jr.
    "That wasn't my particular gift," he wrote. "My gift was singing."
    May he R.I.P.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn September 6th 1964, "On the Street Where You Live" by Andy Williams entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #66; and on October 11th, 1966 it peaked at #28 {for 2 weeks} and spent 8 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #3 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart...
    In 1956, besides Vic Damone, two other covered versions of the song made the Top 100 chart; Eddie Fisher {#18} and Lawrence Welk featuring Larry Deane on vocal {#96}...
    R.I.P. Mr. Williams {1927 - 2012}, Mr. Fisher {1928 - 2010}, Mr. Welk {1903 - 1992}, and Vic Damone, born Vito Rocco Farinola, celebrated his 86th birthday three months ago on June 12th {2014}.
  • Mike from Santa Barbara, CaVic Damone was popular back in the day. Now, he's best rembered for his failed marriages to Diahann Carroll and Pier Angeli (who was the great love of James Dean's life).
  • Leah from Brooklyn, NyIn the 1964 film, Freddie Eynsford-Hill was played by a very young, as-yet unknown Jeremy Brett (Sherlock Holmes).
  • Mark from Lancaster, OhI am surprised that this only made #4 in the charts. It was _everywhere_ in 1956, and long thereafter.

    Frank Sinatra said that Vic Damone had the best pipes in the business.
  • Rich from Elkins, WvBrenden Fraser's character makes reference to this song in the movie "Blast From the Past".
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