VIEW THE VIDEO BELOW FOR A LOOK AT ALL OF DORIS DAY'S MAJOR STUDIO ALBUMS (Non-compilations)
HER TOPSELLING ALBUMS
DORIS WAS THE #1 FEMALE ALBUM ARTIST THROUGHOUT THE 1950'S AND THE HIGHEST PAID COLUMBIA CONTRACT SINGER. "LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME", THE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM FROM THE HIT MOVIE, WAS THE #1 ALBUM OF 1955 AND ONE OF THE BIGGEST SELLING AS WELL AS ONE OF LONGEST SELLING ALBUMS BY ANY FEMALE ARTIST IN HISTORY. (IT IS STILL A GREAT LISTEN!)
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 songs on youtube, so have a listen. If there is no link, try it on youtube anyway; sometimes it does not allow us to copy. We have not linked all the songs on any albums that are still available today...Doris Day fans should have them in their personal collections!
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 sidesAlso was available on 45 rpm/4 records-8 songs .Today, it is available with 12 songs/ four added
NOTE: AT THIS POINT, WE HAVE STOPPED PROVIDING LINKS TO THE SONGS FROM THE ALBUMS BECAUSE ALL THE RECORDS THAT FOLLOW ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR SALE, AND WE WOULD SUGGEST THAT YOU PURCHASE THEM FROM ANY OF THE MUSIC PURVEYORS. (Because your purchase of many of these albums provide needed funds for Doris Day's Pet Foundations, we recommend purchase. ) However, you can always go to youtube.com and type in the name of the song and see if you are given the option to listen.
1953CALAMITY JANE #2
#2 in overall album sales
#1 in soundtrack lp's
(at this point, we stop providing links to the songs in the albums because they are still available online.)
"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 ON SALES CHARTS
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 themovie; 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 OFHER 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
"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 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 BROADWAYSHOW. ORIGINAL CAST WITH DORISREPLACING JANIS PAGE AS LEAD.
ALBUM PEAKED AT #9
"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: This was the year that Doris released her first (and only) 2 lp set called 'HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD", a wonderful album that featured 24 Academy Award Nominees for Best Song Oscars. It has been a consistent best seller on sites like Amazon.com, when it is available every so often. Some of Miss Day's finest performances appear on this album:
1958 "DORIS DAY'S
WAS RELEASED AND HAS BECOME A CONSISTENT BEST SELLER STILL ON AMAZON'S BEST SELLER CHARTS TODAY!!!
1960: "LISTEN TO DAY"
REACHED THE TOP 30
1994: "THE LOVE ALBUM"
(album recorded in 1968 andlost until son Terry resurrected it and had it released)An international Best Seller/A compilation of love songs andstandards picked by Doris herself, despite the fact that they were not supposed to be the kinds of songs that sold at that time
2011/2012: "MY HEART"
WORLDWIDE Best Seller/ Reached #1 in several categories, especially JAZZ , VOCAL , POP and CONTEMPORARY. this album now certified silver in the uk (click link)
2012: 2 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 GREATreleased 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 inher years as a band singer but neverhad the chance to record and ones shesang with Les Brown's Band that she could now record again as a single vocalist)
DORIS DAY IS THE TOP FEMALE ALBUMARTIST OF THE 1950'S! AND NOW, SHE IS THE ONLY FEMALE ARTIST OF HER AGE GROUP IN 2011/12 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!