Hey pallies, likes our stellar Dinogirl Maria was askin' in some Dinopatter 'bout the Dinohistory of our Dino's signature tune "Everybody Loves Somebody, Sometime."
That Dinoquire sent me lookin' for a definite Dinoexplanation of the who, what, when, where, and how of our Dino's involvement with the song that catapulted our Dino into numero uno on the charts in '64 and the amazin' Dinofeat of knockin' the Beatles off the charts.
Well, I found this great piece of Dinoprose at Wikipedia, that gives all the Dinodetails on "Everybody Loves Somebody, Sometime." To read this in it's original format, likes clicks on the tagg of this Dinopost.
Have included a Dinoclip of our Dino singin' his Dinosignaturetune on his Dinoshow...this clip is included on the wonderful Dinodvd "That's Amore" which is now out of print (and likes how sad is that!).
Thanks to our Dinogirl Maria for posin' the Dinoquire that inspired this Dinopost! Dinolearnin' and Dinogrowin', DMP
Everybody Loves Somebody
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Everybody Loves Somebody"
Single by Dean Martin
from the album Everybody Loves Somebody The Hit Version
Writer(s) Irving Taylor, Ken Lane
"Everybody Loves Somebody" is a song written in 1947 by Irving Taylor and Ken Lane. The song had already been recorded by several artists (including Frank Sinatra) by 1964, but without much success. But it was in that year that Lane was playing piano for Dean Martin on his Dream With Dean LP sessions, and with an hour or so of studio time left and one song short, Lane suggested that Martin take a run at his tune. Dean was agreeable, and the small combo of piano, guitar, drums and bass performed a relatively quiet, laid back jazz version of the song.
Almost immediately thereafter, Martin re-recorded the tune for his next album, this time with an orchestra and chorus. His label, Reprise Records, was so enthusiastic about the hit potential of this version, they even titled the LP Everybody Loves Somebody to capitalize on it.
Although still a major recording artist, Martin had not had a Top 40 hit since 1958. And with the British Invasion ruling the U.S. charts, few had hopes that a middle aged Italian crooner would sway many teenagers. And yet, defying the odds, Everybody Loves Somebody shot straight up to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. The song also topped the Billboard "easy listening" chart for eight weeks. It ultimately replaced "That's Amore" as Martin's signature song, and he sang it as the theme of his weekly television variety show from 1965 until 1974. The song has become so identified with Dean Martin, that later cover versions are invariably compared to his hit take on the tune.
By 1964, Dino, Frank, Sammy and the rest of the Rat Pack's martini swilling lounge sound was out of synch with the Rock n' Roll now dominating the Top 100 Billboard. Dean in particular, resented and despised anything rock n' roll, which created conflict at home with his fourteen year old son Dean Paul Martin, who like every other teenager in the Western world, worshipped the Beatles. Tiring of his son's infernal boasting of how great the Beatles were, Dino told Dino, Jr., "I'm gonna' knock your pallies off the charts". Quoted from Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams by Nick Toches. Having not had a hit for six year, Dino Jr. rolled his eyes, and simply cast the prediction off as nonsense and forgot about it. That is until August 15, 1964 when Everybody Loves Somebody knocked the Beatles off the Number One slot on Billboard. Dino smugly remarked to Dino Jr., "I told you I'd knock your pallies off the charts.". Dino Jr. stood there speechless and gazed at his father in utter amazement, wonder, and with a newfound idolatry. Dean Martin became the only person in history to ever predict he'd knock the Beatles off the charts, and actually succeed.
Following the song's peak at the top of the charts, Martin sent his close friend Sinatra a telegram saying "THAT'S THE WAY YOU DO IT". In the 1990s the song was licensed to Western Union for use in a series of television commercials.
The words "Everybody Loves Somebody" appear on Dean Martin's grave marker in Los Angeles.