All the Way (Frank Sinatra song)
|"All the Way"|
|Single by Frank Sinatra|
|B-side||"Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)"|
|Writer(s)||Jimmy Van Heusen (music) Sammy Cahn (lyrics)|
Frank Sinatra's version was published in 1957 by Maraville Music Corporation. The music was written by Jimmy Van Heusen with lyrics by Sammy Cahn. It was introduced in the film The Joker Is Wild. Sinatra also had the best-selling recorded version of the song. Aside from this song, he also sang "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)" for the movie. It wound up as the flipside of "All the Way" when Capitol Records released the song as a single. The single reached #15 in sales and #2 in airplay in Billboard's charts. The track peaked at #3 in the UK Singles Chart.
A cover by James Brown & Dee Felice Trio was released on their album Gettin' Down To It, in 1969.
Céline Dion performed "All The Way" in 1998-1999 as the final part of an acoustic medley during her Let's Talk About Love World Tour. She also recorded "All the Way" as a duet with Sinatra (using the vocals from his 1963 Reprise recording) on her 1999 compilation album All the Way… A Decade of Song and also performed the song in virtual duet in her Las Vegas show, A New Day.... This version of the song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Collaboration. She sang the song at the "Sinatra 100 — An All-Star GRAMMY Concert" in Las Vegas on December 6 2015.
Jeffrey Osborne recorded a version of "All the Way" which was featured in the 1991 motion picture (and soundtrack) Dying Young, starring Julia Roberts. The soundtrack from Dying Young was composed and produced by James Newton Howard.
Jimmy Scott recorded the song in his distinctive style on his album "All the Way" in 1992.
Parris Lane, recorded two versions of "All the Way." A voice and piano duet with Mickey Basil, as well as a big band arrangement produced by Ed Peterson on her 1998 album Songs from My Heart.
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