Perry Como – ‘Til the End of Time

Perry Como – ‘Til the End of Time -

“Till the End of Time” is a popular song written by lyricist Buddy Kaye and composer Ted Mossman and published in 1945. The melody is based on Frédéric Chopin’s Polonaise in A flat major, Op. 53, the “Polonaise héroique”.

A number of recordings of the song were made in 1945. The biggest hit was by Perry Como; another version by Dick Haymes also charted; the Les Brown orchestra, with vocalist Doris Day, and Ginny Simms also made a recording of the song. It featured prominently in the 1946 film of the same name.

The Perry Como recording was recorded on July 3, 1945, and released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-1709. The record first reached the Billboard magazine charts on August 9, 1945, and lasted 17 weeks on the chart, peaking at #1 (spending 10 consecutive weeks at the top). This was Como’s first #1 hit song.

The Dick Haymes recording was recorded on July 2, 1945, and released by Decca Records as catalog number 18699. The record first reached the Billboard magazine charts on September 13, 1945 and lasted 8 weeks on the chart, peaking at #3.

The Les Brown/Doris Day recording was recorded on May 17, 1945, and released by Columbia Records as catalog number 36828. It peaked at #3 on the Billboard magazine pop chart.

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