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Encyclopedia > Mr. Sandman
“Mr. Sandman”
"Mr. Sandman"
Single by The Chordettes
A-side "Mr. Sandman'"
B-side '"I Don't Wanna See You Cryin'"
Released 1954
Format 45rpm 7-inch vinyl single
Recorded 1954
Genre Pop, vocal
Length 2:22
Label Cadence Records
Writer(s) Pat Ballard ("Mr. Sandman"); Stock-West ("I Don't Wanna See You Cryin'")
Producer Archie Bleyer

"Mr. Sandman" (also known as "Mister Sandman") is a popular song written by Pat Ballard which was published in 1954 and first recorded in that year by The Chordettes. The song's lyrics convey a request to "Mr. Sandman" to "bring me a dream", the word "dream" ambiguously referring to a real significant other as well as to a sleeping dream - the traditional association with the folkloric figure, the sandman. The pronoun used to refer to the desired dream is often changed depending on the gender of the singer or group performing the song. Some time later, Ballard also rewrote the lyrics for Christmas use as "Mr. Santa", though this version is rarely heard today. The song has an interesting music theoretical aspect, as the chord progression in the chorus follows the circle of fifths for six chords in a row. A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... The Chordettes was a female popular singing quartet, usually singing a cappella, and specializing in traditional pop music. ... “B-Sides” redirects here. ... “B-Sides” redirects here. ... // Frank Sinatra wins the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in From Here to Eternity, 1953; resuscitating his singing career in the process Bing Crosby received a Best Actor nomination for his work in The Country Girl January 14 - First documented use of the abbreviated term Rock n Roll to... In music, a single is a short record, usually featuring one or two tracks as A-side, often accompanied by several B-sides, usually remixes or other songs. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Cadence Records was an American record company founded by Archie Bleyer (formerly musical director/orchestra leader for Arthur Godfrey) in 1952. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Archie Bleyer (June 12, 1909-March 20, 1989) was an American song arranger and band leader. ... Sandman refers to a variety of entities. ... For the music genre, see Pop music. ... // Frank Sinatra wins the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in From Here to Eternity, 1953; resuscitating his singing career in the process Bing Crosby received a Best Actor nomination for his work in The Country Girl January 14 - First documented use of the abbreviated term Rock n Roll to... The Chordettes was a female popular singing quartet, usually singing a cappella, and specializing in traditional pop music. ... Significant other Significant Other is the second studio album by Limp Bizkit, released on June 22, 1999. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A statue of the sandman of Sandmännchen at Filmpark Babelsberg The Sandman is a character in popular Western folklore who brings good sleep and dreams by sprinkling magic sand onto the eyes of children. ... In linguistics and grammar, a pronoun is a pro-form that substitutes for a noun or noun phrase with or without a determiner, such as you and they in English. ... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... Music theory is a field of study that investigates the nature or mechanics of music. ... In music theory, the circle of fifths (or cycle of fifths) is an imaginary geometrical space that depicts relationships among the 12 equal-tempered pitch classes comprising the familiar chromatic scale. ...


Recorded versions

The Chordettes recording of the song was released on the Cadence Records label whose founder, Archie Bleyer, is credited on the disc's label as "knees played by" and orchestra conductor. The single reached #1 on the Billboard United States charts and #11 on the United Kingdom charts in 1954. In 1955 The Four Aces recorded a version that charted even higher in the UK, reaching #9 and in the same year a version by Max Bygraves reached #16 on the UK charts. On the Cash Box magazine charts in the US, where all versions were combined, the song also reached #1. Cadence Records was an American record company founded by Archie Bleyer (formerly musical director/orchestra leader for Arthur Godfrey) in 1952. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Archie Bleyer (June 12, 1909-March 20, 1989) was an American song arranger and band leader. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... See also: 1954 in music, other events of 1955, 1956 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // January 1 - RCA victor announces a marketing plan called Operation TNT. The label drops the list price on LPs from $5. ... The Four Aces were a pop singing group. ... Max Bygraves - CD cover Max Bygraves OBE (born 16 October 1922 in Rotherhithe, London as Walter William Bygraves) is an English singer songwriter, famous for his waving hands. ... Cash Box magazine was a weekly publication devoted to the music and coin-operated machine industry. ...


In 1978 Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, and Linda Ronstadt recorded a version for a planned trio album that was never completed. The song was released by Harris as a single in 1981 for which she re-recorded all three vocal parts herself as neither Parton's nor Ronstadt's record companies would allow their artists' vocals on the single. Harris also included her version on her album Evangeline. There are numerous recorded versions of the song[1] including versions by Chet Atkins, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, and Blind Guardian and it has featured in a number of TV and film soundtracks including The Simpsons[2], Back to the Future and several of the Halloween films. Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Emmylou Harris (born April 2, 1947, Birmingham, Alabama) is a country, folk, alternative rock, and alternative country musician. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is a Grammy Award-winning country music singer/songwriter, composer, author, actress and philanthropist. ... Linda Marie Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona) is an American popular vocalist and entertainer who has earned multiple Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, numerous certified gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums, and Tony Award and Golden Globe nominations. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1981 Record labels established in 1981 list of years in music // January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February 14 - Billy Idol leaves the band Generation... An album (from Latin albus white, blank, relating to a blank book in which something can be inserted) is a packaged collection of related things. ... Evangeline was a 1981 album by Emmylou Harris that was comprised mostly of leftover material from past recording sessions and which did not fit into any of her other albums. ... Chet Atkins Chester Burton Chet Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001) was an influential guitarist and record producer. ... Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. ... For other uses, see Supremes (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... See TV (disambiguation) for other uses and Television (band) for the rock band European networks National In much of Europe television broadcasting has historically been state dominated, rather than commercially organised, although commercial stations have grown in number recently. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Soundtracks can mean: The plural of soundtrack The Can album, Soundtracks This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... The Back to the Future trilogy is a science fiction film trilogy written by Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis, directed by Zemeckis and distributed by Universal Pictures. ... The title card seen in the original Halloween film. ...


References

  1. ^ allmusic.com "Mr. Sandman". Retrieved on 2008-03-30.
  2. ^ The Simpsons Archive - Music Featured on the Simpsons. Retrieved on 2008-03-30.

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External links

  • allmusic.com "Mr. Sandman" on allmusic.com
  • discogs.com The Chordettes on discogs.com, a community-built database of music information.
  • lyricsplayground.com song lyric
Preceded by
I Need You Now
Cash Box magazine best selling record chart
#1 record

December 4, 1954December 11, 1954
Succeeded by
Let Me Go, Lover!
Preceded by
Let Me Go, Lover!
Cash Box magazine best selling record chart
#1 record

December 25, 1954January 1, 1955
Succeeded by
Let Me Go, Lover!
Preceded by
Let Me Go, Lover!
Cash Box magazine best selling record chart
#1 record

January 15, 1955January 29, 1955
Succeeded by
Melody of Love
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