Album: West Side Story (1956)
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  • The most beautiful sound I ever heard
    Maria, Maria, Maria, Maria
    All the beautiful sounds of the world in a single word
    Maria, Maria, Maria, Maria
    Maria, Maria, Maria

    I've just met a girl named Maria
    And suddenly that name
    Will never be the same
    To me
    Maria!

    I've just kissed a girl named Maria
    And suddenly I've found
    How wonderful a sound
    Can be!
    Maria!

    Say it loud and there's music playing
    Say it soft and it's almost like praying
    Maria
    I'll never stop saying Maria!
    Maria, Maria, Maria, Maria
    Maria, Maria, Maria, Maria
    Maria

    Say it loud and there's music playing
    Say it soft and it's almost like praying
    Maria, I'll never stop saying Maria!
    The most beautiful sound I ever heard
    Maria!
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Comments: 2

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 25th 1965, Johnny Mathis performed "Maria" on the ABC-TV program 'Shindig!'...
    Five years earlier on May 24th, 1960 his covered version of the song entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #78; and on July 11th, 1960 it peaked at #78 and spent four non-consecutive weeks on the Top 100...
    The following year it re-entered the Top 100 chart on December 5th, 1961; it stayed on the chart for three weeks, peaking at #88...
    R.I.P. Jimmy O'Neil {Shindig's host, 1940 - 2013} and John Royce Mathis will celebrate his 80th birthday come next September 30th {2015}.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn September 26th 1957, the original Broadway production of the musical 'West Side Story' premiered at the Winter Garden Theater in N.Y.C.
    The played ran for 985 non-consecutive performances...
    Three songs from the play made Billboard's Top 100 chart; "Maria" by Johnny Mathis {#78 in 1960}, "Tonight" has charted twice, Eddie Fisher {#44 in 1961} and Ferrante & Teicher {#8 in 1961}, and "Somewhere" has also charted twice, P.J. Proby {#91 in 1965} and Len Barry {#26 in 1966}.
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