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Encyclopedia > Never on Sunday (song)

"Never On Sunday" is a popular song. Popular music is music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and mostly distributed commercially. ... A song is a relatively short musical composition for the human voice (possibly accompanied by other musical instruments), which features words (lyrics). ...


The music was written by Manos Hadjidakis, the original Greek lyrics by Hadjidakis, with English lyrics written by Billy Towne. The song was published in 1960. Manos Hadjidakis (Μάνος Χατζιδάκις) (October 23, 1925–June 15, 1994) was a Greek music composer. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... See also: 1959 in music, other events of 1960, 1961 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 14 - Elvis Presley is promoted to Sergeant in the U.S. Army February 6 - Songwriter Jesse Belvin dies in an automobile accident in Los Angeles, California. ...


The song was introduced in the movie of the same name. A number of recorded versions were made, with the Chordettes' version being one of the best known. Never on Sunday (also known as Pote Tin Kyriaki (Ποτέ Την Κυριακή)) is a 1960 black-and-white film which tells the story of Ilya, a prostitute who lives in the port of Piraeus in Greece, and Homer, an... The Chordettes were a female popular singing quartet, usually singing a cappella, and specializing in traditional pop music. ...

Preceded by:
"High Hopes" from A Hole in the Head
Academy Award for Best Song
1960
Succeeded by:
"Moon River" from Breakfast at Tiffany's

 
 

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