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Return to Me (song)

"Return to Me" is a song released in 1958 by Dean Martin. The song spent 22 weeks on the United Kingdom's New Musical Express chart, peaking at No. 2,[1] while reaching No. 1 in the Netherlands,[2] No. 5 on Canada's CHUM Hit Parade,[3] No. 7 in Flanders,[4] and No. 8 on Norway's VG-lista.[5] In the United States, the song reached No. 4 on Billboard's Top 100 Sides,[6] No. 4 on Billboard's chart of "Best Selling Pop Singles in Stores”,[7] and No. 4 on Billboard's chart of "Most Played by Jockeys".[8][9]

"Return to Me"
Single by Dean Martin
B-side "Forgetting You"
Released 1958
Format Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
Shellac, 10", 78 RPM
Genre Traditional pop
Length 2:21
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s) Carmen Lombardo & Danny Di Minno

Martin recorded the song again in 1961 for his album Dino: Italian Love Songs.[10]

Dean Martin's version is featured as the title song in the 2000 film Return to Me.[11]

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (1958) Peak
position
Canada (CHUM Hit Parade) 5
Flanders 7
Netherlands 1
Norway (VG-lista) 8
UK New Musical Express 2
US Billboard - Top 100 Sides 4
US Billboard - Best Selling Pop Singles in Stores 4
US Billboard - Most Played by Jockeys 4
Wallonia[12] 20

Other versionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dean Martin - Full Official Chart History, Official Charts Company. Accessed August 10, 2016.
  2. ^ Dean Martin - Return to Me (Ritorna a me), Dutch Charts. Accessed August 10, 2016.
  3. ^ "CHUM Charts - Chart No. 51, Monday, May 05, 1958". CHUM. Archived from the original on July 21, 2006. Retrieved 2016-01-18. 
  4. ^ Dean Martin - Return to Me (Ritorna a me), Ultratop. Accessed August 10, 2016.
  5. ^ Dean Martin - Return to Me (Ritorna a me), norwegiancharts.com. Accessed August 10, 2016.
  6. ^ "Top 100 Sides", Billboard, June 9, 1958. p. 29. Accessed August 11, 2016.
  7. ^ "Best Selling Pop Singles in Stores", Billboard, June 9, 1958. p. 24. Accessed August 11, 2016.
  8. ^ "Most Played by Jockeys", Billboard, June 23, 1958. p. 38. Accessed August 11, 2016.
  9. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1987) The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, Billboard Publications, Inc. p. 196.
  10. ^ "Dino: Italian Love Songs – Dean Martin". AllMusic. Retrieved April 15, 2018. 
  11. ^ Mitchell, Elvis. "FILM REVIEW; She Gets His Wife's Heart (Literally), and Him, Too", The New York Times, April 7, 2000. Accessed August 14, 2016.
  12. ^ Dean Martin - Return to Me (Ritorna a me), Ultratop. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  13. ^ "45cat.com". 45cat.com. Retrieved March 13, 2018. 
  14. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved March 13, 2018. 
  15. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved March 13, 2018. 
  16. ^ "Billboard Hot Country Singles", Billboard, March 25, 1978. p. 100. Accessed August 14, 2016.