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"Doris Day Jukebox A-Z" Now available on Sampod, Setting The Record Straight

Hollywood Icon Doris Day's reign as "Queen of the Box Office" is uncontested; that is largely related to the films she made in the late 50's and early 60's. But her effect on the world of music is something quite different.

 
 
Doris Day, Queen of 50's Jukeboxes
Doris Day, Queen of 50's Jukeboxes
PRLog - Oct. 31, 2012 - Sampod4u.com is officially setting the record straight regarding the little published fact that during the 1950's, Doris Day was Queen of the American Jukebox Circuit. Although Miss Day did not have innumerable #1 hits on the charts, the fact remains that she was there regardless of whether or not her single releases reached the #1 position.

In some years (1952 and 1954 for example), she had as many as 9 or 10 different records charting at the same time, and jukeboxes were filled with her songs. Because each release had two sides, the coin boxes had twice as many chances to deliver a Doris song.

1952 is significant in that she had jukebox hits with many other Columbia Records Artists with whom she recorded duets, including: Johnny Ray(3 records/6 sides), Frankie Laine, Guy Mitchell and Donald O'Connor. That said, she held her own that year as a single artist with "A Guy is a Guy" (a #1 song and million seller) and "When I Fall in Love" (a top ten hit).

1954 was another significant year for not only Top Ten Hits but #1 Jukebox Hits as well with such classics as "Secret Love", "The Deadwood Stage", "If I Give My Heart To You", "Anyone Can Fall in Love", and "I Speak to the Stars" all pushing for play positions on the country's jukeboxes as well as on the best selling charts.

Other significant years go back as far as 1945 when Doris was the vocalist with Les Brown and His Band of Renown.  Between 1944 and 1946 (her years with his aggregation), the combination had 11 songs which topped the hit parade, juke boxes and music sales including "Sentimental Journey" and "My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time", the top two songs of 1945.  

Her duets with Buddy Clark (1947-1949) also maintained a gigantic presence on jukeboxes, in radio play and on the hit charts, the most famous being "Love Somebody", "Confess", "My Darling, My Darling" and "Powder Your Face with Sunshine".

Her consistent presence at the Top of the Album Sales List contributed to her popularity on the jukebox circuit.  She had more top selling albums than any other  female artist from the time of her first album release (1949's "You're My Thrll") to her last in the mid-60's.  Many of these songs (such as 1955's Best Selling Album of the year, the soundtrack from the film "Love Me Or Leave Me") became single releases so that they could satisfy demands on jukeboxes that could not play the new longplay records.

As recently as 2011 and 2012, new recordings of refurbished, unreleased and remastered music by Miss Day was once  again on the charts, and Doris garnered several new records as the oldest living artist to have newly released material on the charts.  For the holiday season of 2012-2013, there is a new release of her complete Christmas recordings, and this is one of 3 lps featured on the sampod "Artist Spotlight Page.

Sampod4u.com is proud to present THE DORIS DAY JUKEBOX A-Z now on the website navigation menu under "Just Doris Day".  Those who visit can click on links to these songs and hear why Doris reigned as Queen of the Jukebox in the 1950's and late 1940's. Information is given as to year and importance of each song that occupied prime spots on national (and sometimes international) jukeboxes.  Too often in Miss Day's career, she has been overlooked. The Sampod Team thinks it is high time to set the record straight.

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