Song of the Day: Jack Jones, “The Race Is On”

Happy 85th birthday to singer Jack Jones. He’s the son of singer Allan Jones and actress Irene Hervey, and has recorded some 50 albums since 1959. He did the original theme for the TV show The Love Boat and is still active as a performer, particularly in Las Vegas, where his career began. “The Race Is On” reached #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart and #15 on the Hot 100 in 1965.

12 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Jack Jones, “The Race Is On”

  1. We had a Christmas album he did–it was hard for me to tell him from Andy Williams back then. Didn’t know he did this song. Wasn’t it Buck Owens or some country singer George Jones? Seems like.

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  2. Hi John – he’s got a lovely mellow voice – I do remember the song … cheers – only ten years older than me! Hilary

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