thelyricsearch.com LYRIC

Bing Crosby


Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby (born May 2, 1903 in Tacoma, Washington; died October 14, 1977 in Madrid, Spain) was an American Grammy Award winning singer and Academy Award winning actor who was one of the first true multimedia stars, from 1934 to 1954 Crosby held a nearly unrivaled command of record sales, radio ratings and motion picture grosses. Widely recognized as one of the most popular musical acts in history, Crosby is also credited as being the major inspiration for most of the male singers of the era that followed him, including Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin. In 1962, Crosby was the first person to be recognized with the Grammy Global Achievement Award and is one of the few people to have three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Father Chuck O'Malley in the 1944 motion picture Going My Way.

Bing Crosby's influence on popular culture and popular music is considerable, as from 1934 to 1954 he held a nearly unrivaled command of record sales, radio ratings and motion picture grosses. He is usually considered to be a member of popular music's "holy trinity" of ultra-icons, alongside Elvis Presley and The Beatles.

Bing Crosby popularized singing with conversational ease, or 'crooning'. His musical interpretations amalgamated rhythm and romance with scat singing, whistling, rhythmic improvisation and melodic paraphrasing as elements of a hotter, sexier sound than had been conceived before.

In 1926, while singing at Los Angeles Metropolitan Theater, Crosby and his vocal duo partner Al Rinker caught the eye of Paul Whiteman, arguably the most famous bandleader at the time. Hired for $150 a week, they made their debut on December 6, 1926 at the Tivoli Theatre (Chicago). Their first recording, "I've Got The Girl," with Don Clark's Orchestra, was issued by Columbia and did them no vocal favors as it sounded as if they were singing in a key much too high for them. It was later revealed that the 78 rpm was recorded at a speed slower than it should have been, which increased the pitch when played at 78 rpm.

Crosby is also credited as being the major inspiration for most of the male singers that followed him, including the likes of Frank Sinatra, Perry Como and Dean Martin. Tony Bennett summed up Crosby's impact, stating, "Bing created a culture. He contributed more to popular music than any other person - he moulded popular music. Every singer in the business has taken something from Crosby. Every male singer has a Bing Crosby idiosyncracy."

Crosby's recording of White Christmas is recognized as the best-selling single in any music category with over 40 million copies sold.

In 1962, Crosby was the first person to receive the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.



Song lyric White Christmas WHITE CHRISTMAS Bing Crosby
Song lyric Pennies From Heaven PENNIES FROM HEAVEN Bing Crosby
Song lyric Swinging On A Star SWINGING ON A STAR Bing Crosby
Song lyric Don't Fence Me In DON'T FENCE ME IN Bing Crosby
Song lyric Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams WRAP YOUR TROUBLES IN DREAMS Bing Crosby
Song lyric Remember Me REMEMBER ME Bing Crosby
Song lyric Happy Holidays HAPPY HOLIDAYS Bing Crosby
Song lyric You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby YOU MUST HAVE BEEN A BEAUTIFUL BABY Bing Crosby
Song lyric Moonlight Becomes You MOONLIGHT BECOMES YOU Bing Crosby
Song lyric Amor AMOR Bing Crosby
Song lyric Aren't You Glad You're You AREN'T YOU GLAD YOU'RE YOU Bing Crosby
Song lyric Around The World AROUND THE WORLD Bing Crosby
Song lyric Baia BAIA Bing Crosby
Song lyric Be Careful Its My Heart BE CAREFUL ITS MY HEART Bing Crosby
Song lyric Beyond The Reef BEYOND THE REEF Bing Crosby
Song lyric Blue Hawaii BLUE HAWAII Bing Crosby
Song lyric Brother Can You Spare A Dime BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME Bing Crosby
Song lyric Changing Partners CHANGING PARTNERS Bing Crosby
Song lyric Count Your Blessings COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS Bing Crosby
Song lyric Dancing In The Dark DANCING IN THE DARK Bing Crosby
Song lyric Dear Hearts And Gentle People DEAR HEARTS AND GENTLE PEOPLE Bing Crosby
Song lyric Empty Saddles EMPTY SADDLES Bing Crosby
Song lyric Evelina EVELINA Bing Crosby
Song lyric Far Away Places FAR AWAY PLACES Bing Crosby
Song lyric Feudin And Fightin FEUDIN AND FIGHTIN Bing Crosby
Song lyric Fine Romance FINE ROMANCE Bing Crosby
Song lyric Frosty the Snowman FROSTY THE SNOWMAN Bing Crosby
Song lyric Galway Bay GALWAY BAY Bing Crosby
Song lyric Ghost Of A Chance GHOST OF A CHANCE Bing Crosby
Song lyric Go Fly A Kite GO FLY A KITE Bing Crosby
Song lyric God Rest Ye Merry, Gentleman GOD REST YE MERRY, GENTLEMAN Bing Crosby
Song lyric Home on the Range HOME ON THE RANGE Bing Crosby
Song lyric I Found A Million Dollar Baby I FOUND A MILLION DOLLAR BABY Bing Crosby
Song lyric I Love You I LOVE YOU Bing Crosby
Song lyric I Still Love To Kiss You Goodnight I STILL LOVE TO KISS YOU GOODNIGHT Bing Crosby
Song lyric I'll Be Seeing You I'LL BE SEEING YOU Bing Crosby
Song lyric If You Please IF YOU PLEASE Bing Crosby
Song lyric Ill Be Home For Christmas ILL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Bing Crosby
Song lyric Ill Be Seeing You ILL BE SEEING YOU Bing Crosby
Song lyric Im Through With Love IM THROUGH WITH LOVE Bing Crosby
Song lyric It's Been A Long Long Time IT'S BEEN A LONG LONG TIME Bing Crosby
Song lyric Its Easy To Remember ITS EASY TO REMEMBER Bing Crosby
Song lyric Ive Got A Pocketful Of Dreams IVE GOT A POCKETFUL OF DREAMS Bing Crosby
Song lyric June In January JUNE IN JANUARY Bing Crosby
Song lyric Just One More Chance JUST ONE MORE CHANCE Bing Crosby
Song lyric Let Me Whisper I Love You LET ME WHISPER I LOVE YOU Bing Crosby
Song lyric Love In Bloom LOVE IN BLOOM Bing Crosby
Song lyric Love Is Just Around The Corner LOVE IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER Bing Crosby
Song lyric Love Thy Neighbor LOVE THY NEIGHBOR Bing Crosby
Song lyric MacNamaras Band MACNAMARAS BAND Bing Crosby
Song lyric Moon Got In My Eyes MOON GOT IN MY EYES Bing Crosby
Song lyric Moon Was Yellow MOON WAS YELLOW Bing Crosby
Song lyric Now Is The Hour NOW IS THE HOUR Bing Crosby
Song lyric Now You Has Jazz NOW YOU HAS JAZZ Bing Crosby
Song lyric Oh What A Beautiful Mornin OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNIN Bing Crosby
Song lyric On The Atchison Topeka And The Santa Fe ON THE ATCHISON TOPEKA AND THE SANTA FE Bing Crosby
Song lyric Only Forever ONLY FOREVER Bing Crosby
Song lyric Out Of Nowhere OUT OF NOWHERE Bing Crosby
Song lyric People Will Say Were In Love PEOPLE WILL SAY WERE IN LOVE Bing Crosby
Song lyric Personality PERSONALITY Bing Crosby
Song lyric Play A Simple Melody PLAY A SIMPLE MELODY Bing Crosby
Song lyric Please PLEASE Bing Crosby
Song lyric Poinciana POINCIANA Bing Crosby
Song lyric Red Sails In The Sunset RED SAILS IN THE SUNSET Bing Crosby
Song lyric Rudolph The Red Nose Raindeer RUDOLPH THE RED NOSE RAINDEER Bing Crosby
Song lyric Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER Bing Crosby
Song lyric San Fernando Valley SAN FERNANDO VALLEY Bing Crosby
Song lyric Shadow Waltz SHADOW WALTZ Bing Crosby
Song lyric Sierra Sue SIERRA SUE Bing Crosby
Song lyric Singing Hills SINGING HILLS Bing Crosby
Song lyric Sioux City Sue SIOUX CITY SUE Bing Crosby
Song lyric Soon SOON Bing Crosby
Song lyric Star Dust STAR DUST Bing Crosby
Song lyric Stardust STARDUST Bing Crosby
Song lyric Sunday Monday Or Always SUNDAY MONDAY OR ALWAYS Bing Crosby
Song lyric Sweet Is The Word For You SWEET IS THE WORD FOR YOU Bing Crosby
Song lyric Sweet Leilani SWEET LEILANI Bing Crosby
Song lyric Temptation TEMPTATION Bing Crosby
Song lyric Thats For Me THATS FOR ME Bing Crosby
Song lyric Til Reveille TIL REVEILLE Bing Crosby
Song lyric Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral TOO RA LOO RA LOO RAL Bing Crosby
Song lyric Trade Winds TRADE WINDS Bing Crosby
Song lyric Two Cigarettes In The Dark TWO CIGARETTES IN THE DARK Bing Crosby
Song lyric When Mother Nature Sings Her Lullaby WHEN MOTHER NATURE SINGS HER LULLABY Bing Crosby
Song lyric Where The Blue Of The Night WHERE THE BLUE OF THE NIGHT Bing Crosby
Song lyric You Belong To My Heart YOU BELONG TO MY HEART Bing Crosby