December 10th: “Let It Snow!” Dean Martin

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!“, also known as “Let It Snow“, is a song written by lyricist Sammy Cahn and Composer June Stynein July 1945. It was written in Hollwood, California during a heat wave as Cahn and Styne imagined cooler conditions. Although the song’s lyrics make no mention of Christmas, it is played on radio stations during the Christmas season and is often covered by various artists on Christmas-themed albums. In the Southern Memisphere, however, it can be played during winter (June, July, August) and in New Zealand, some play it at Matariki.

First recorded for RCA Victor in 1945 by Vaughn Monroe, it became a popular hit, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Best Sellers music chart in late January and through February 1946. Woody Herman’s competing recording, featuring himself on vocals and a notable trumpet solo bySonny Berman, peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard chart, while  Connee Rswell reached No. 9 with her rendition.


 

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