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I am a long term Doris Day fan.  I am not alone.  Part of her history states that bandleader Barney Rapp, with whom she performed for a short time when she started, named her after a song she sang called "Day After Day" (not to be confused with "Day By Day", a hit she had with Les Brown).  That said, we know that Doris never recorded the song or sang it on any existing radio show transcript, which seems very odd.
Odder than that, many of us have been searching and cannot even fidn a single recording of the song anywhere.  Even if not by Doris, we would love to hear the song for which she was named. PLEASE HELP!

Hi Mike,

The "Day After Day" that Doris Day sang (but didn't record) was composed by Richard Himber and Bud Green in 1938.  It was recorded that year by Richard Himber & His Rhythmic Pyramids Orchestra with vocal by Stuart Allen, and reached #4 on the U.S. chart for popular recordings. The song can be found at this link to a YouTube recording (at 14:46): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0xRVMP4cuU

The song was also recorded with a foxtrot rhythm by Artie Shaw and His Orchestra with Helen Forrest singing the vocals, also from 1938. Here is a YouTube link to a recording of that version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICnSYmkfv8w



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I can answer all questions related to hit songs and pop artists of the rock and roll era. My specialty is U.S. Billboard Top 40 chart history and one hit wonders from 1950's through the 90's. I can also research lyrics to songs. I am more knowledgeable in the area of pop and rock songs, but I am willing to research soul and country songs. I cannot answer questions relating to classical, jazz, or rap songs. Also, I'm not an expert on music videos.


I am an avid reader of Joel Whitburn Top 40 books and a collector of all pop and rock hit songs.

My educational credentials include a college degree in history and over twenty-five years of life experience as a fan of popular music.

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