Song of the Day: Andy Williams, “Days Of Wine And Roses”

Happy heavenly birthday to singer Andy Williams, on what would be his 93rd birthday. "Days Of Wine And Roses" was written by Henry Mancini (composer) and Johnny Mercer (lyricist) for the 1962 movie of the same name, that was directed by Blake Edwards and starred Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick, Charles Bickford, and Jack Klugman. Williams’s single reached #9 on the Easy Listening chart and #21 on the Hot 100, while the 1963 album it was on, Days of Wine and Roses and Other TV Requests, débuted in April 1969 and spent 107 weeks on the Billboard Hot 200 Album chart, including 16 consecutive weeks at #1. Williams received a Grammy nomination for Best Solo Vocal Performance, Male (won by Jack Jones for "Wives And Lovers") and the album received a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year (won by The Barbra Streisand Album).

8 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Andy Williams, “Days Of Wine And Roses”

  1. I had the pleasure of seeing Andy Williams live in the early 1990’s at Westbury Music Fair. It was his Christmas show, but he also sang all of his hits.


    1. I know my folks really liked him, and I remember watching his show and really enjoying it. Even better than his voice was his laugh: when he thought something was funny, he had a high-pitched laugh, and sometimes he couldn’t stop. He took his music seriously, but not himself.

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  2. Andy Williams was such a fixture in the 70s along with Perry Como with the tv specials. I miss the variety show. This is a good song and an excellent film that is quite sad. Would Jim Morrison be 77 yrs old?


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