Song of the Day: Bobby Darin, “Beyond The Sea”

Walden Robert Cassotto, better known as singer-songwriter-actor Bobby Darin, would have been 85 years old today. "Beyond The Sea" was Bobby’s follow-up to his #1 hit "Mack The Knife." It reached #6 on the Hot 100, #15 on the R&B chart, and #8 in the UK in early 1960.

7 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Bobby Darin, “Beyond The Sea”

  1. I think this song was in French Kiss sound track. Not this version. I loved Mac the Knife. Why? Who knows. Terrible lyrics.

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    1. Kevin Kline sang it in “French Kiss,” or so Wikipedia tells me.

      “Mack The Knife” was written by Kurt Weill and Bertoldt Brecht for “The Threepenny Opera.” At the end, Bobby Darin mentions “Lotte Lenya,” who was Weill’s wife (and she was the KGB woman in “From Russia With Love”). She spent a lot of her later years touring and keeping her husband’s music alive. Here’s her singing “Mack The Knife” (in German, “Moritat von Mackie Messer”):

      Sound even worse in German, doesn’t it?🤪

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