On the Street Where You Live

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"On the Street Where You Live" is a song with music by Frederick Loewe and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner from the 1956 Broadway musical My Fair Lady.[1] It is sung in the musical by the character Freddy Eynsford-Hill, who was portrayed by John Michael King in the original production. In the 1964 film version, it was sung by Bill Shirley, dubbing for actor Jeremy Brett.

"On the Street Where You Live"
Written1956 (1956)
GenreMusical theatre
Composer(s)Frederick Loewe
Lyricist(s)Alan Jay Lerner
Track listing
Act I
Act II

Recorded versionsEdit

"On the Street Where You Live"
Single by Vic Damone
B-side"We All Need Love"
ReleasedApril 1956
GenreShow tune
Composer(s)Frederick Loewe
Lyricist(s)Alan Jay Lerner
Vic Damone singles chronology
"Por Favor"
"On the Street Where You Live"
"War and Peace"

The most popular single of the song was recorded by Vic Damone in 1956 for Columbia Records. It reached No. 4 on the Billboard chart[2] and #6 on Cashbox magazine's chart. It was a No. 1 hit in the UK Singles Chart in 1958.[3][4] Eddie Fisher also had a top 20 Billboard hit with the song in 1956, reaching No. 18.[5] Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra released a version that went to No. 96 in 1956.[6] Andy Williams' recording appeared in the Billboard top 40 in 1964, reaching No. 3 on the adult contemporary chart and #28 on the Billboard Hot 100.[7]

The most successful recorded version was by vocalist Vic Damone

The song has been recorded by a wide variety of other performers, including Ray Conniff, Andy Williams, Bing Crosby recorded the song in 1956[8] for use on his radio show and it was subsequently included in the box set The Bing Crosby CBS Radio Recordings (1954-56) issued by Mosaic Records (catalog MD7-245) in 2009,[9]Lawrence Welk (whose band also performed it on his weekly TV series numerous times), Shirley Horn, Doris Day, George Shearing, Frank Chacksfield, Alfie Boe, Bobby Darin, Dean Martin, Mario Lanza, Nat King Cole, Holly Cole, Marvin Gaye, Perry Como, Ray Reach, Harry Connick Jr., Gene Pitney, The Miracles (on their I'll Try Something New album), Earl Grant, Dennis DeYoung, Quincy Jones, David Whitfield, Nancy Wilson, Billy Porter, Ilse Huizinga, Matt Dusk, Richard Clayderman, Ricki Lee Jones, Mr Hudson & The Library, Peggy Lee, Vocal Spectrum, Steve Hogarth from Marillion, Bill Frisell, André Previn & Shelly Manne, Bryn Terfel, Ed Townsend, Jason Manford and BirdyHop.[10]

In popular cultureEdit

  • The song is also displayed on the acclaimed award winning television series, Mad Men. On the finale of the first episode, at the first season.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 37. ISBN 0-85112-250-7.
  2. ^ Joel Whitburn, Top Pop Singles
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 86. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  4. ^ Tony Brown, Jon Kutner & Neil Warwick, The Complete Book Of The British Charts
  5. ^ Joel Whitburn, Top Pop Singles
  6. ^ "On the Street Where You Live (song by Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra) ••• Music VF, US & UK hits charts". Musicvf.com. 1956-06-23. Retrieved 2014-04-04.
  7. ^ Joel Whitburn, Top Pop Singles
  8. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
  9. ^ "allmusic.com". allmusic.com. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
  10. ^ Ed Townsend, Glad to Be Here Retrieved August 16, 2016.
  11. ^ "On This Street Where I'm Grouchy"

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