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That's My Desire (1931 song)

"That's My Desire" is a 1931 popular song with music by Helmy Kresa and lyrics by Carroll Loveday.

The highest-charting version of the song was recorded by the Sammy Kaye orchestra in 1946, although a version of the song recorded by Frankie Laine has become better known over the years, being one of Laine's best-known recordings. It has been recorded by many other singers, including a number of doo-wop groups.

Charted hit versions

The recording by the Sammy Kaye orchestra was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-2251, with the flip side "Red Silk Stockings and Green Perfume".[1] It first reached the Billboard Best Seller chart on June 13, 1947 and lasted 17 weeks on the chart, peaking at #2.[2]

The recording by Frankie Laine was recorded on August 27, 1946, with Manny Klein's Orchestra, and released by Mercury Records as catalog number 5007, with the flip side "By the River Sainte Marie".[3] It reached the Billboard Best Seller chart on June 27, 1947 and lasted four weeks on the chart, peaking at #4.[2] It was Laine's first chart hit. Despite the higher chart position of the Kaye version, the Laine version is the widely-reported million-seller. The Laine version also appeared on Billboard′s Rhythm and Blues survey.

The recording by Hadda Brooks on the smaller Modern Records label, also peaked at #4 on the R&B chart in 1947.[4]

Eddie Cochran version

Eddie Cochran recorded his version of "That's My Desire" in early summer of 1956 at Gold Star Recording Studios. It was first released in the UK in 1962 on the album "Cherished Memories". The first release in the US was on the album Eddie Cochran On The Air in 1987.

Personnel on the session:

  • Eddie Cochran: vocal, guitar
  • Conrad 'Guybo' Smith: stand-up bass
  • Jerry Capehart: box slapping
"That's My Desire"
Song by Eddie Cochran from the album Eddie Cochran On The Air
Released 1962
Recorded 1956
Genre Pop
Length 2:06
Label EMI Records
Writer Helmy Kresa, Carroll Loveday
Producer Eddie Cochran
Eddie Cochran On The Air track listing

"Interview - part three"
(16)
"That's My Desire"
(17)
"Interview - part four"
(18)

Other versions

Related versions

  • On the eponymous first album by The Manhattan Transfer, the group does a song called "Heart's Desire" that is virtually identical to "That's My Desire".

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