HER TOP SELLING ALBUMS * SEE THE ALBUM COVERS IN THE ALBUM SLIDE SHOW ON THE "JUST DORIS" PAGE
Note: Until 1955, all of Doris' albums were released as 78 rpm sets (4 records/8 sides) as well as on 45 rpm sets. By 1955, the releases were on the then new 12" lp. As the earlier albums were re-released in the mid 50's, they were put on 12" lps, and other songs were added to allow the usual 12 or 13 songs. In the track listings for each album (below), where possible we have linked to the song in youtube, so have a listen. If there is no link, try it on youtube anyway; sometimes it does not allow us to copy.
1949 YOU'RE MY THRILL PEAKED AT #5 IN THE TOP 10 THIS WAS HER FIRST ALBUM COLLECTION First release was on 78 rpm and had 4 records/8 sides Also was available on 45 rpm/4 records-8 songs Today, it is available with 12 songs/ four added
1953 CALAMITY JANE #2 #2 in overall album sales #1 in soundtrack lp's THE SONGS: "THE DEADWOOD STAGE" "A WOMAN'S TOUCH" "I CAN DO WITHOUT YOU" (with Howard Keel) "HIGHER THAN A HAWK" (Howard Keel) "THE BLACK HILLS OF DAKOTA" "TIS HARRY I'M PLANNING TO MARRY" "JUST BLEW IN FROM THE WINDY CITY" "SECRET LOVE" (ACADEMY AWARD)
1954 YOUNG AT HEART REACHED #15 Released as a 10 inch lp with 6 songs by Doris (five from the movie) , and two songs sung by Frank Sinatra (from old Columbia tapes) The songs were: "Till My Love Comes To Me" "Ready, Willing and Able" "There's A Rising Moon (for every falling star)" "Hold Me In Your Arms" "You, My Love" (sung as a duet in the movie but not on the cd) "Just One of Those Things" (sung by Frank in the movie; this track was borrowed from the film "Lullaby of Broadway" where sung by Doris) FRANK SINGS: "One For My Baby" "Someone To Watch Over Me"
1955 A RECORD SMASH DORIS HAD THE #1 SELLING ALBUM OF THE ENTIRE YEAR...AND THE BIGGEST SELLER OF HER ENTIRE RECORDING CAREER
"LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME" (THE SOUNDTRACK OF THE MOVIE WHICH STARRED DORIS AS RUTH ETTING) STILL HOLDS A RECORD FOR ONE OF THE LONGEST CHARTED ALBUMS FOR A FEMALE ARTIST IN MUSIC HISTORY THE SONGS: "IT ALL DEPENDS ON YOU" "YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU" "STAY ON THE RIGHT SIDE, SISTER" "MEAN TO ME" "EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY" "SAM, THE OLD ACCORDIAN MAN" "SHAKING THE BLUES AWAY" "TEN CENTS A DANCE" "I'LL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU" "NEVER LOOK BACK" "AT SUNDOWN" "LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME" (FINALE)
1956 "DAY BY DAY" REACHED # 1 One of her most consistent sellers now packaged with DAY BY NIGHT. THE SONGS: "The Song Is You" "Hello, My Lover, Goodbye" "But Not For Me" "I Remember You" "I Hadn't Anyone Till You" "But Beautiful" "Autumn Leaves" "Don't Take Your Love From Me" "There Will Never Be Another You" "Gone With The Wind" "The Gypsy in My Soul" "Day By Day"
1957 'THE PAJAMA GAME' SOUND TRACK OF THE MOVIE BASED ON THE ORIGINAL BROADWAY SHOW. ORIGINAL CAST WITH DORIS REPLACING JANIS PAGE AS LEAD. ALBUM PEAKED AT #9 THE SONGS: "OVERTURE"/THE PAJAMA GAME RACING WITH THE CLOCK (ensemble) I'M NOT AT ALL IN LOVE (Doris and the girls) I'LL NEVER BE JEALOUS AGAIN (second leads) HEY, THERE (John Raitt) ONCE A YEAR DAY (ensemble) SMALL TALK (WITH John Raitt) THERE ONCE WAS A MAN (with John Raitt) STEAM HEAT (Carol Haney, Bob Fosse) HERNANDO'S HIDEAWAY (ensemble) SEVEN AND A HALF CENTS (ensemble) FINALE
1958 "DORIS DAY'S GREATEST HITS" WAS RELEASED AND HAS BECOME A CONSISTENT BEST SELLER
1960: "LISTEN TO DAY" REACHED THE TOP 30 1994: "THE LOVE ALBUM" (album recorded in 1968 and lost until son Terry resurrected it and had it released) An international Best Seller/A compilation of love songs and standards picked by Doris
2011/2012: "MY HEART" worldwide Best Seller/ Reached #1 in several categories, especially JAZZ , VOCAL POP and CONTEMPORARY.
2012: TWO NEW CD'S/BOTH SELLING IN THE TOP TWENTY: "WITH A SMILE AND A SONG" (2 CD) "THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION"
OTHER CONSISTENT BEST SELLERS INCLUDE:
"I HAVE DREAMED" released in 1961 "DUET" (WITH ANDRE PREVIN) A REAL JAZZ GREAT RELEASED IN 1962 "LOVE HIM" RELEASED IN 1963 "THE DORIS DAY CHRISTMAS ALBUM" released in 1964 "LATIN FOR LOVERS" RELEASED IN 1965 "DORIS DAY'S SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY" RELEASED IN 1965 (This is a wonderful retrospective collection of songs that Doris sang in her years as a band singer but never had the chance to record and ones she sang with Les Brown's Band that she could now record again as a single vocalist)
FACT: DORIS DAY IS THE TOP FEMALE ALBUM ARTIST OF THE 1950'S! AND NOW, SHE IS THE ONLY FEMALE ARTIST OF HER AGE GROUP IN MUSIC HISTORY TO HAVE A TOP TEN CD IN THE UK AND IN THE US WITH MATERIAL PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED! Top Ten at 87!!! YOU GO, GIRL....AND KEEP THEM COMING! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
CELEBRATING DORIS AT THE MOVIES 39 FILMS IN 20 YEARS... MUST BE SOME KIND OF RECORD! (click on the movie title and see the theatrical trailer or part of the original film when no trailer allowed)
THAT SEXY GIRL NEXT DOOR (THE SONGS MENTIONED IN THIS PODCAST CAN BE HEARD ON SPOTIFY BY CLICKING HERE) PART ONE:
PART THREE (CONCLUSION):
IN 1952 AND 1953, DORIS DAY HAD HER OWN RADIO SHOW. ALTHOUGH IT WAS OFTEN A SHOWCASE FOR CURRENT SINGLE OR PAST HIT RECORDINGS FOR HER, SHE OCCASIONALLY WOULD SING ONE OF THE THEN CURRENT TOP HITS THAT SHE HAD NOT RECORDED. SUCH IS THE CASE WITH THIS BEAUTIFUL SONG THAT WAS A HIT FOR EDDY HOWARD AND HIS ORCHESTRA AND FOR PEGGY LEE. HAD IT BEEN RELEASED BY DORIS, SHE WOULD HAVE BLOWN THE COMPETITION AWAY.
THE DORIS DAY PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE, HERE FROM "TEA FOR TWO" WITH HER 1ST MAJOR CO-STAR, GORDON MACRAE
DORIS DAY STARRING IN..... THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF PUCK Puck has been a Doris fan for many many years, and she is extremely talented when it comes to embellishing various photos of our favorite gal. Here are some wonderful examples supplied by this special artist from The Netherlands. Many of these have been featured as web banners on the Doris Day Forum, and we are proud to display them here. Thanks, Puck, for sharing your terrific work: