Thursday, December 13, 2018

Dean Martin Scores First Billboard Hot 100 Entry in Nearly 50 Years With 'Let It Snow'

Xander Zellner
Hey pallies, likes the continuin' controversary over the lyrics of "Baby, It's Cold Outside' is certainly fannin' the flames of the fires of the Dino-revolution this Dino-wintery season...drawin' awesome attention to our most beloved Dino and his life, times, and teachin'.  And, likes in the midst of all this Dino-discussion we learned that likes 'nother fantastic fav Dino-seasonal song, "Let It Snow" has accordin' to Mr. Xander Zeller (pictured on the left) made the scene on Billboard  Hot 100 at number 41!

Likes from the 'net home pad of Billboard comes Mr. Zeller's (who is Charts Manager for the music mag)  perfect prose tagged, "Dean Martin Scores First Billboard Hot 100 Entry in Nearly 50 Years With 'Let It Snow'"  What wondrous news is this pallies for all of us Dino-holics that name the name of our Dino and continue to sweetly strive to keep his life and legacy alive here on planet earth.  And, likes as you will also read below that "Over on the Billboard 200, Martin's The Dean Martin Christmas Album, which includes "Snow," vaults from No. 102 to No. 72 with 13,000 equivalent album units (up 36 percent), according to Nielsen Music, earning him his highest-charting album in 11 years, since Forever Cool reached No. 39 in 2007. Plus, Christmas With Dino, which also houses "Snow," re-enters at No. 156 (8,000, up 93 percent)."

This noteworthy news simply brings the greatest of great Dino-happiness to our Dino-hearts and we thank Mr. Xander Zeller and all the pallies at Billboard for sharin' this amazin' achievement almost 23 years after our Dino's departure on December 25, 1995.  Our most beloved Dino is still the most happenin' man ever and these remarkable reports testify to our Dino's incredible influence on our life and times day after day, year after year....this is no one like our King of Cool.  To checks this out in it's original source at Billboard, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Dean Martin Scores First Billboard Hot 100 Entry in Nearly 50 Years With 'Let It Snow'

12/11/2018 by Xander Zellner

Dean Martin on the set of 'The Dean Martin Show' in 1967 in Los Angeles. 

Late legend Dean Martin returns to the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Dec. 15) after almost half a century, as his version of the seasonal standard "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow," debuts at No. 41. He earns his first entry in 49 years, three months and 16 days.

He had last appeared on the Hot 100 dated Aug. 30, 1969, with "I Take a Lot of Pride in What I Am," which peaked at No. 75 in its last week.

Still, Martin doesn't break the record for the longest gap between Hot 100 entries. That distinction belongs to late jazz star Louis Prima, who, as featured on Kids See Ghosts' "4th Dimension," went 57 years, four months and 10 days between his previous Hot 100 hit, "Wonderland by Night," in February 1961 and his return earlier this year on "Dimension," on June 23.

(Per rules put in place earlier this decade, older songs, like Martin's "Snow," are eligible to chart on the Hot 100 if gaining in multiple metrics and ranking in the top 50.)

Original Rat Pack member Martin has a storied history on the Hot 100. Including "Snow," he has earned 28 total entries, with his first 27 charting between 1958 (the Hot 100's inaugural year) and 1969. He earned a trio of top 10s: "Everybody Loves Somebody" spent a week at No. 1 (Aug. 15, 1964); "The Door Is Still Open to My Heart" reached No. 6 (Nov. 14, 1964); and "I Will" hit No. 10 (Dec. 11, 1965).

Fellow Rat Packer Frank Sinatra logged 43 Hot 100 entries, while Sammy Davis Jr. earned 10.
On the Holiday 100 chart, which ranks holiday hits of all eras, "Snow" places at No. 9.

Over on the Billboard 200, Martin's The Dean Martin Christmas Album, which includes "Snow," vaults from No. 102 to No. 72 with 13,000 equivalent album units (up 36 percent), according to Nielsen Music, earning him his highest-charting album in 11 years, since Forever Cool reached No. 39 in 2007. Plus, Christmas With Dino, which also houses "Snow," re-enters at No. 156 (8,000, up 93 percent).

Martin died on Christmas Day 1995 at age 78 from acute respiratory failure.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

On This Day In Dino-history: December 12, 1975

Hey pallies, likes we're likes just 'bout at the half-way mark to our reverent remembrance of Dino-departure Day, December 25, 1995 and this Dino-day, December 12 is not only the anniversary of the birthday of our Dino's bestest of best pallie, Mr. Frank Sinatra, but also 'nother swankly significant day in all of Dino-history.

Likes it was on December 12, in the year of our Dino 1975, that our most beloved Dino appeared on "The Tonight Show" with host Johnny Carson in what were probably his more memorable moments appearin' on late night television.  Below is the youtube vid of the intriguin' interview that Mr. Carson coolly conducted with our King of Cool.  This particular vid is one of several shared on youtube and as of scribin' this, this vid has had OVER  3 MILLION 816 THOUSAND HITS!

What makes this swank segment of our Dino patterin' with Mr. Carson and Mr. Bob Hope so incredibly intriguin'  is that it appears that our main man had been enjoyin' liberal liquid libations before comin' on the show....indeed our  Dino appears to actually be stoned and we get to experience  Drunky Dino.  As Dino-philes all know, our Dino most often played drunk in his 'Vegas baby 'Vegas night club act 'n on the Dino-show, usually havin' apple juice in his glass, just makin' like he's drunk.  But, likes in this appearance by our Dino, our main man has been partyin' before he would later attend Mr. Sinatra's birthday party.   So, sit back and enjoys our swingin' Dino under the influence....with no holds barred!

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Dean Martin 12/12/75 hilarious on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson 1975

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

From December 1, I am on a strictly Christmas film, Dean Martin seasonal hits and Christmas mince pie diet.

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Hey pallies, likes every Dino-wintery season introduces us to ever more Dino-devotees from all 'round the Dino-universe and they come forward in 'net posts to proudly profess their awesome adulation of our most most most beloved Dino.  Today we are proudly pleased to introduce you a youthful New Zealand lady, Miss Kylie Klein-Nixon (pictured on the left), who "is a Whitireia (NZ) Journalism student passionate about pop culture, loud music, comic books and the news"...and, of course is a deep delighter of our Dino.

Likes we discovered Miss Klein-Nixon's powerful passion for our King of Cool when our pallies at google sent us over the the New Zealander news pad "stuff" and Kylie's scribin's tagged "It's beginning to look a lot like Nerdmas: What to get the geek who has everything."  We were taught many many years 'go in college that it is important to have an openin' sentence that will completely capture your readin' audience.  And, we can veritably verify that Kylie's openin' words did just that for us, when she wrote what appears as the tag of this Dino-gram, " From December 1, I am on a strictly Christmas film, Dean Martin seasonal hits and Christmas mince pie diet."

We gotta 'fess up that we ain't much for mince pie, we do enjoy watchin' a number of seasonal flicks, but likes Miss Klein-Nixon we can never ever gets 'nough of "Dean Martin seasonal hits."  We are, as always, totally totally thrilled to find 'nother young person from 'nother part of the world who so openly and affirmatively speaks of their Dino-amore in their internet connections.  So, we sez our thank you very much to Miss Kylie Klein-Nixon for sharin' her Dino-delight front and center in her recent "stuff" column.  To checks this out in it's original source and to read all that Kylie wrote, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-message.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

It's beginning to look a lot like Nerdmas: What to get the geek who has everything

Kylie Klein-Nixon

From December 1, I am on a strictly Christmas film, Dean Martin seasonal hits and Christmas mince pie diet. It's probably a desperate bid to recapture the wriggling excitement of childhood Christmases past, but I actually quite like Christmas music, especially that one song that sounds like it's from a Tim Burton movie - Carol of the Bells.  I have two Christmas Trees... one of them plays Deck The Halls. It matches our wee Santa who dances to Jingle Bells.

Monday, December 10, 2018

VOTE: Do You Find The Lyrics To ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ Offensive?

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Hey pallies, likes the bannin' of our most beloved Dino's wintery croon, "Baby, It's Cold Outside" by an Ohio radio station is creatin' more 'n more deep discussion all over the world wide web meanin' that the name of our King of Cool is bein' lifted up more then ever in this swank season of Dino-cool.  Today we share with all youse Dino-holics a powerful post from the potent pen of Mr. Brian Mazique (pictured on the left),  who sez 'bout himself that, "I'm a sports, gaming and film journalist and digital content creator. I'm blessed to make a living writing and discussing the things I love."

Mr. Mazique coolly contributes to the likes of Forbes mag.  His present prose featured below was discovered at the 'net pad of  "heavy." is a real-time news and information platform visited by 25 million unique visitors per month.  And, likes as youse guessed it pallies, the topic of Bri "heavy" post is the controversy over the lyrics of our Dino's croon "Baby , It's Cold Outside." Tagged "VOTE: Do You Find The Lyrics To ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ Offensive?," Mazique has created a poll for pallies likes us to weigh in on our opinion of the Dino-croon.

Bri shares patter on the background of the controversy as well as printing the lyrics of the song and then quires us, "After reading the lyrics with context, does it affect your thoughts? Tell me in the poll below, are these lyrics offensive or just playful and harmless?"  Readers likes youse and we then get the op to vote our opinion. Note that while we have shared the poll here in this Dino-gram, youse will have to go the the original pad where Bri holds forth to do the votin'.  Simply that means that if  you clicks on the tag of this Dino-report you will be able to vote.

Likes allow us to make one observation.  Mr. Mazique shares an incredible image of our Dino at the top of his post.  'though a ton of singers have recorded this song,  Bri has chosen to immediately identify it with our one and only Dino...and, might we add, it is our most most most beloved Dino that is gettin' all the amazin'ly awesome attention in everythin' posted 'bout the controversy on the world wide web.  Likes how fantastically fabulous is that Dino-philes.  Truly pallies more and more folks are goin' to be drawn into the Dino-fold, warmly welcomed into our Dino's wonderful world by the media attention the bannin' of "Baby" has greatly generated.

We thanks Mr. Brian Mazique and all the pallies at "heavy" to give op for all to speak their Dino-minds.  We will do our best to keep track of the poll results.  As of our votin' the results were 98% NO and 2% YES.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

VOTE: Do You Find The Lyrics To ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ Offensive?

By Brian Mazique

Dean Martin

Dean Martin's Baby It's Cold Outside under fire
The legendary Dean Martin made the holiday song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” a classic, but now the lyrics of the song have become the subject of controversy. In fact, an Ohio radio station pulled it from its programming when a listener voiced their displeasure.
The song was originally written in 1944 by Frank Loesser, but it won an Oscar for Best Original Song in 1949 in “Neptune’s Daughter.” Martin’s daughter Deana Martin still sings the song when she performs and doesn’t plan to stop.
Per Fox News, here’s how you described the lyrics:
It’s been recorded by dozens of the world’s top recording artists for over 60 years, including my dad Dean Martin… This song is included in his very successful 1959 ‘Winter Romance’ album and I’m very proud that it has become an evergreen favorite that is played every holiday season. I personally love performing ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ and will continue to do so.Merry Christmas!
If you’re unaware of the controversy, you might be thinking, “what’s the big deal?” Some of the lyrics are being taken as offensive because they are sparking of images or suggestions of rape. Here’s what the WDOK’s Desiray had to say about the lyrics:
“People might say, ‘Oh, enough with that #MeToo,’ but if you really put that aside and listen to the lyrics, it’s not something I would want my daughter to be in that kind of situation,” she continued, explaining that the “tune might be catchy, but let’s maybe not promote that sort of an idea.”
Still confused? Here’s a look at the lyrics to the song with some of the more controversial sections bolded:
I really can’t stay (Baby it’s cold outside)
I gotta go away (Baby it’s cold outside)
This evening has been (Been hoping that you’d dropped in)
So very nice (I’ll hold your hands they’re just like ice)
My mother will start to worry (Beautiful what’s your hurry?)
My father will be pacing the floor (Listen to the fireplace roar)
So really I’d better scurry (Beautiful please don’t hurry)
Well maybe just a half a drink more (I’ll put some records on while I pour)
The neighbors might think (Baby it’s bad out there)
Say what’s in this drink? (No cabs to be had out there)

I wish I knew how (Your eyes are like starlight now)
To break this spell (I’ll take your hat, your hair looks swell) (Why thank you)
I ought to say no, no, no sir (Mind if move in closer?)
At least I’m gonna say that I tried (What’s the sense of hurtin’ my pride?)
I really can’t stay (Baby don’t hold out)
Baby, it’s cold outside
Ah, you’re very pushy you know?
I like to think of it as opportunistic
I simply must go (Baby it’s cold outside)
The answer is no (But baby it’s cold outside)
The welcome has been (How lucky that you dropped in)
So nice and warm (Look out the window at that storm)
My sister will be suspicious (Gosh your lips look delicious!)
My brother will be there at the door (Waves upon a tropical shore)
My maiden aunt’s mind is vicious (Gosh your lips are delicious!)
Well maybe just a cigarette more (Never such a blizzard before) (And I don’t even smoke)
I’ve got to get home (Baby you’ll freeze out there)
Say lend me a coat? (It’s up to your knees out there!)
You’ve really been grand, (I feel when I touch your hand)
But don’t you see? (How can you do this thing to me?)
There’s bound to be talk tomorrow (think of my life long sorrow!)
At least there will be plenty implied (If you caught pneumonia and died!)
I really can’t stay (Get over that old out)
Baby it’s cold
Baby it’s cold outside
Okay fine, just another drink then
That took a lot of convincing!
After reading the lyrics with context, does it affect your thoughts? Tell me in the poll below, are these lyrics offensive or just playful and harmless?

Do you find the lyrics to "Baby, It's Cold Outside" Offensive?
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Sunday, December 09, 2018

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "I'll Be Home For Christmas"

Welcome back, mi amici!

How youse feelin'?

 Hopefully not TOO stressed out.

 I know we gots a LOT of thins' to do...gettin' ready for the big day!
 Dino-Departure day, that is!
 Haha!!'s a BUSY time of year, palsies.
 Not easy keepin' your mindset on "chill mode", these next few weeks.

 Everyone seems to go into "panic mode!" Haha!!

 Seem to forget what the holidays are all 'bout.

Well, pals...what we need to to just relax.

Take a deep breath...& relax.

Thins' will come together...& we'll all be OK.

Just do what I do, my friends!
 Increase your Dino-intake!

That's somethin' we DEFINATELY can ALL use!

 Actually...what I seem to have the hardest time holdin' onto my traditions.

Sometimes that gets me a wee bit blue, pals.

Ain't easy when family that once were the tradition do-ers...are all gone.
Now it's up to you...& no one else is diggin' what youse do!

Yup...not easy convincin' my kiddies that "The Feast of the Seven Fishes" is a yummy Christmas Eve dinner!
 That "polpi" & "calamad"...(octopus & squid) are delicious!

Nope...they just ain't feelin' the old traditional vibe...that I grew up with...mi amici.

 Really gets me longin' for "the old days", pals.
Christmas' long gone by.

 I'm sure youse can relate, my friends.

 I thinks this week's Serenade will get us back to those days, pallies.
Maybe not physically...but...will definitely bring our thoughts back to those great great days!

Dino's "I'll Be Home for Christmas" the one tune that gets me both happy & the same time.
Melancholy, but comforted.

 Just thinkin' back & bein' SO SO thankful & appreciative for those me the energy & extra "pep in my step" keep on keepin' on!

Actually, pals...Dino jams are the one tradition...that no matter what...or 'round...have ALWAYS been & ALWAYS will one CONSTANT Christmassy tradition.

 Now, friends o mine...who can ask for ANY more than that?


Saturday, December 08, 2018

The Dean Martin Christmas Show (December 21, 1967)

Hey pallies, likes once 'gain early in this Dino-season of reverently rememberin' of our most beloved Dino's departure on December 25, 1995, we chose to share with all youse Dino-devotees that  swankest of swank, sweetest of sweet Dino-treat, the awesomely acclaimed 1967 special edition of the Dean Martin Variety Hour that gathered fam Martin 'long with fam Sinatra to celebrate the holiday season in the sweetest, the swankest style ever. 

We chose to share this early in this special Dino-season likes before all us Dino-philes get so so busy that we can't find the time to energetically endulge in this powerfully potent pleasure of Dino-delight!  Beautifully below is the youtube  FULL EPISODE of this happiest of happy hour when the Martin and Sinatra clans join forces.

Likes sits back and spend a heartfelt hour with our most beloved Dino, his most beloved pallie, Mr. Sinatra and their clans for this wonderful way of gettin' all us Dino-holics in the Dino-seasonal spirits!  Special Thanks to the youtube pallie who tags themself "Deano Martin" for this and many many more marvelous Dino-viewin' vids!  We are greatly grateful that this youtuber has also shared with us the complete contents of this sweet sweet Dino-treat!

We Remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Christmas with The Martins and The Sinatras - FULL EPISODE

The Dean Martin Christmas Show (December 21, 1967).

Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra: "A Marshmallow World"
Gail Martin, Nancy Sinatra and dancers, backed by Jack Halloran's Choir: "It's A Most Unusual Day"
Gail Martin: "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
Nancy Sinatra: "These Boots Are Made For Walking" (w. special Christmas lyrics)
Gail Martin & Nancy Sinatra: "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" (reprise)
Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Gail Martin and Nancy Sinatra: Medley: "We Wish You The Merriest" / "More I Cannot Wish You"
Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Dean-Paul Martin, Frank Sinatra, Jr.: "How Do You Talk To Your Dad?"
Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Deana Martin and Tina Sinatra: "Do, Re, Mi"
Dean Martin: "I'll Be Home For Christmas"
Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra: Medley: "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" / "Too Marvelous For Words" / "Pennies from Heaven" / "A Foggy Day" / "Embraceable You" / "The Lady Is A Tramp" / "Where or When" / "I've Got the World on A String" / "Oh Marie" / "All Of Me" / "When You're Smiling"
Finale: Medley:
Entire Cast: "There's No Place Like Home For The Holidays"
Nancy Sinatra, Dean-Paul Martin, Frank Sinatra, Jr. & Gail Martin:"Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow"
Nancy Sinatra, Tina Sinatra, Deana Martin, Claudia Martin, Gina Martin:"The Christmas Song"
Dean Martin & Gail Martin: "White Christmas"
Frank Sinatra: "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"
Entire Cast: "Deck The Halls" / "O Little Town Of Bethlehem" / "Joy To The World"
Dean Martin & Entire Cast: "Silent Night"

Friday, December 07, 2018

Why Dean Martin? I like my holidays drenched in booze and nostalgia.

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Hey pallies, likes Dino-wintery time is the most wonderful time of the Dino-year to discover deep deep devotion from pallies all over the Dino-globe who 'specially digs our most beloved Dino's sensational seasonal songs.  Likes today we takes all youse Dino-holics to the 'net home place for 4WWL-TV, CBS's affliate in New Orleans where Mr. Ralph Malbrough (pictured on the right), Contributin' New Orleans Saints Beat Writer for 4WWL has posted his cool column "SAINTS Forecast: The teams I'd most and least like Saints to play in playoffs."

So youse quire, what does Mr. Malbrough's potent pontificatin' on possible Saints playoffs possibilities have to do with our most beloved Dino?  A great question indeed.  And, of course we here at ilovedinomartin and the answer for ya.  Not only is Ralph a Saints fanatic, he is fantastically fanatical 'bout our Dino as well.  Likes near the end of his swank scribin's on Saints possible opponents in the playoffs, Malbrough openly and affirmatively professes his Dino-adulation in his tremendous thoughts shared below under the hugely homagin' headin', "Saints Fan Mood and Meditation Music: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer – Dean Martin."

As usual our Dino-hearts are wonderfully warmed by Malbrough's awesome affection for our Dino 'specially in this wintery season and his marvelous memories of his daddy-o's Dino-adulation as well.
This is 'nother extraordinary example of Dino-devotion flowin' freely from on Dino-generation to the next!  We sweetly salute Mr. Ralph Malbrough and all the folks at 4WWL for sharin' Ralph's delightful Dino-sentiments with the world wide web of Dino-philes.  To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of  this Dino-report.  We have included not only the link to the youtube vid of "Rudy," but also placed the vid below for your Dino-viewin' pleasure.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Forecast: The teams I'd most and least like Saints to play in playoffs

While we should definitely enjoy the last 4 weeks of the magical 2018 season, let's have some fun and start peaking ahead to the postseason. 

Author: Ralph Malbrough

Saints Fan Mood and Meditation Music: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer – Dean Martin
It's never too early for Christmas music. Why Dean Martin? I like my holidays drenched in booze and nostalgia. Dino dropping 'Rudy the red-nosed Reindeer' makes it feel like 1965 and my Dad mostly hated Christmas but loved Dean Martin so Christmas isn't Christmas without Dean Martin.