Peaking at #2 on the Pop charts and remaining on the board for 140 weeks, Come Dance With Me! remains to be Sinatra's most successful album.
At the Grammy Awards of 1960, Come Dance With Me! took three awards: the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, the Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male, and the Grammy Award for Best Arrangement. The second of which was given to Frank Sinatra and the third was to Billy May.
Track listing[edit | edit source]
- "Come Dance with Me" (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 2:31
- "Something's Gotta Give" (Johnny Mercer) – 2:38
- "Just in Time" (Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green) – 2:24
- "Dancing in the Dark" (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz) – 2:26
- "Too Close for Comfort" (Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener, George Weiss) – 2:34
- "I Could Have Danced All Night" (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 2:40
- "Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night of the Week)" (Cahn, Styne) – 1:54
- "Day In, Day Out" (Rube Bloom, Mercer) – 3:25
- "Cheek to Cheek" (Irving Berlin) – 3:06
- "Baubles, Bangles & Beads" (Robert Wright, George Forrest) – 2:46
- "The Song Is You" (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) – 2:43
- "The Last Dance" (Cahn, Van Heusen) – 2:11
- 1987 CD re-release:
- "It All Depends on You" (B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson) – 2:06
- "Nothing in Common" (feat. Keely Smith) (Cahn, Van Heusen) – 2:32
- "Same Old Song and Dance" (Cahn, Van Heusen, Bobby Worth) – 2:52
- "How Are Ya' Fixed for Love?" (with Keely Smith) (Cahn, Van Heusen) – 2:25
Singles[edit | edit source]
Though not featured in the original LP's track listing, the song "Same Old Song and Dance" was released as a single along with the song "Monique," a song from Kings Go Forth. In addition, the songs "Nothing In Common" and "How are Ya Fixed for Love?" were featured as a single together.
Reception[edit | edit source]
Allmusic praised the album, calling it Sinatra's "hardest swing album ever." Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic also stated that "the album has a fair share of slower numbers, but the songs that make the biggest impression are the up-tempo cuts."
Come Dance with Me! peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 charts of 1959. In addition, the CD album's single "How Are Ya' Fixed for Love?" peaked at #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts of 1958.
Awards and nominations[edit | edit source]
Come Dance with Me! won three Grammy awards at the 1959 Grammy ceremonies. Sinatra himself took the awards for "Best Male Pop Voice Performance" as well as "Album of the Year" because of this album. Billy May, the album's arranger, took a third award in the category of "Best Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist or Instrumentalist."
Sinatra also won another award during the 1959 ceremony, but not because of Come Dance with Me! directly. Sinatra was awarded a special award in the category of "Artists & Repertoire Contribution."
Personnel[edit | edit source]
|James Van Heusen||Composer|
|Billy May||Arranger, Conductor|
|George David Weiss||Composer|
|Pete Welding||Liner Notes|