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Songs written by Ervin Drake  

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Duke Ellington
1.1942

Hayfoot, Strawfoot by Duke Ellington

        

MP3

10

10
R&B
written by Paul McGrane, Harry Lenk & Ervin Drake 

video

The Andrews Sisters
2.07/1944

Tico-Tico by The Andrews Sisters

        

MP3

49

18
US
written by Aloysio Oliveira, Zequinha de Abreu (as Jose Abreu) & Ervin Drake 

video

Charles Wolcott and His Orchestra
3.08/1944

Tico-Tico by Charles Wolcott and His Orchestra

        

MP3

63

13
US
written by Zequinha de Abreu (as Jose Abreu), Aloysio Oliveira & Ervin Drake 

video

Eddy Howard
4.08/1946

 ③  The Rickety Rickshaw Man by Eddy Howard

        

MP3

140

6
US
[songwriter #3 hit]
written by Ervin Drake 

video

Woody Herman and His Orchestra
5.08/1946

Mabel! Mabel! by Woody Herman and His Orchestra

        

MP3

61

12
US
written by Ervin Drake , Henry Katzman & Jimmy Shirl

video

Perry Como
6.12/1946

Sonata by Perry Como

        

MP3

114

9
US
written by Alex Alstone, Ervin Drake  & Jimmy Shirl

video

Jo Stafford
7.01/1947

Sonata by Jo Stafford

        

MP3

104

10
US
[Capitol 319]
written by Alex Alstone, Ervin Drake  & Jimmy Shirl

video

Freddy Martin and His Orchestra
8.09/1947

Come to the Mardi Gras by Freddy Martin and His Orchestra

        

MP3

49

16
US
vocals by Stuart Wade
written by Ervin Drake , Jimmy Shirl, Max Bulhoes & Milton de Oliveira

video

Eileen Barton
9.07/1950

May I Take Two Giant Steps? by Eileen Barton

        

MP3

35

25
US
written by Ervin Drake  & Jimmy Shirl

video

Hugo Winterhalter
10.02/1951

Across the Wide Missouri by Hugo Winterhalter

        

MP3

51

21
US
vocals by Stuart Foster
[RCA 47-4017]
written by Ervin Drake  & Jimmy Shirl

video

Paul Weston and His Orchestra
11.02/1951

Across the Wide Missouri by Paul Weston and His Orchestra

        

MP3

57

19
US
vocals by The Norman Luboff Choir
written by Ervin Drake  & Jimmy Shirl

video

Frank Sinatra and Harry James
12.09/1951

 ②  Castle Rock by Frank Sinatra and Harry James

        

MP3

142

8
US
[songwriter #2 hit]
written by Ervin Drake , Jimmy Shirl & Al Sears

video

The Fontane Sisters
13.09/1951

Castle Rock by The Fontane Sisters

        

MP3

37

27
US
[RCA 47-4213]
written by Ervin Drake , Al Sears & Jimmy Shirl

video

Ray Anthony and His Orchestra
14.10/1952

Marilyn by Ray Anthony and His Orchestra

        

MP3

42

20
US
[dedicated to Marilyn Monroe]
written by Ervin Drake  & Jimmy Shirl

video

Frankie Laine
15.02/1953

 ①  I Believe by Frankie Laine

        

MP3

385

2
US
✫1
UK
[songwriter #1 hit]
[Columbia 39938]
written by Ervin Drake , Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl & Al Stillman

video

Jane Froman
16.04/1953

I Believe by Jane Froman

        

MP3

71

11
US
[Capitol 2332]
written by Ervin Drake , Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl & Al Stillman

video

Eddie Fisher
17.06/1954

My Friend by Eddie Fisher

        

MP3

59

15
US
[RCA 47-5748]
written by Ervin Drake  & Jimmy Shirl

video

Frankie Laine
18.08/1954

My Friend by Frankie Laine

        

MP3

77

3
UK
written by Ervin Drake  & Jimmy Shirl

video

Tommy Sands
19.08/1960

The Old Oaken Bucket by Tommy Sands

        

MP3

32

73
US
25
UK
[Capitol 4405]
written by Ervin Drake 

video

David Whitfield
20.11/1960

I Believe by David Whitfield

        

MP3

7

49
UK
written by Ervin Drake , Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl & Al Stillman

video

Steve Lawrence
21.01/1964

My Home Town by Steve Lawrence

        

MP3

3

106
US
[Columbia 42952]
written by Ervin Drake 

video

22.01/1964

A Room without Windows by Steve Lawrence

        

MP3

3

120
US
US B side to My Home Town
[Columbia 42952]
written by Ervin Drake 

video

Eydie Gorme
23.02/1964

The Friendliest Thing by Eydie Gorme

        

MP3

2

133
US
[Columbia 42953]
written by Ervin Drake 

video

The Bachelors
24.03/1964

 ⑤  I Believe by The Bachelors

        

MP3

from Presenting: The Bachelors   Presenting: The Bachelors 

CD

MP3

128

33
US
7
AC
2
UK
[songwriter #5 hit]
#2 hit for Frankie Laine in 1953
[London 9672]
written by Ervin Drake , Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl & Al Stillman

video

The Ray Charles Singers
25.07/1964

Al-Di-La by The Ray Charles Singers

        

MP3

from Al-Di-La and Other Extra-Special Songs for Young Lovers    

CD

MP3

44

29
US
4
AC
[Command 4049]
written by Carlo Donida (as Carlo Donida Labati), Mogol (as Giulio Rapetti) & Ervin Drake 

video

Frank Sinatra
26.12/1965

It Was a Very Good Year by Frank Sinatra

        

MP3

from September of My Years   September of My Years 

CD

MP3

54

28
US
✫1
AC
[Reprise 0429]
written by Ervin Drake 

video

Della Reese
27.09/1966

It Was a Very Good Year by Della Reese

        

MP3

4

99
US
[ABC 10841]
written by Ervin Drake (as Ervin M. Drake) 

video

Perry Como
28.03/1968

The Father of Girls by Perry Como

        

MP3

from Look to Your Heart    

CD

MP3

13

92
US
10
AC
[RCA 47-9448]
written by Ervin Drake 

video

Diana Ross
29.01/1973

Good Morning Heartache by Diana Ross

        

MP3

from Lady Sings the Blues    

CD

MP3

54

34
US
8
AC
20
R&B
53
UK
[Motown 1211]
written by Irene Higginbotham, Ervin Drake  & Dan Fisher

video

The Ebonys
30.1974

I Believe by The Ebonys

        

MP3

from The Ebonys    

CD

MP3

3

34
R&B
[P.i. 3541]
written by Ervin Drake , Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl & Al Stillman

video

Robson Green & Jerome Flynn
31.11/1995

 ④  I Believe / Up on the Roof by Robson Green & Jerome Flynn

        

MP3

129

✫1
UK
[songwriter #4 hit]
written by Ervin Drake , Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl, Al Stillman, Gerry Goffin & Carole King

video

Top 100 hits23537
Top 40 hits20535
Top 10 hits5514
✫ #1 hits12
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