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Horace Heidt and His Musical Knights
1.05/1941

G'bye Now by Horace Heidt and His Musical Knights

        

MP3

156

2
US
vocals by Ronnie Kemper
written by Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Jay Levison & Ray Evans 

video

Vaughn Monroe
2.06/1941

G'bye Now by Vaughn Monroe

        

MP3

50

14
US
vocals by Marilyn Duke
written by Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Jay Levison & Ray Evans 

video

Woody Herman and His Orchestra
3.06/1941

G'bye Now by Woody Herman and His Orchestra

        

MP3

93

10
US
vocals by Muriel Lane
written by Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Jay Levison & Ray Evans 

video

Betty Hutton
4.04/1945

Stuff Like That There by Betty Hutton

        

MP3

147

4
US
[Capitol 188]
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans 

video

The King Cole Trio
5.01/1946

The Frim Fram Sauce by The King Cole Trio

        

MP3

46

19
US
written by Joe Ricardel & Ray Evans 

video

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
6.04/1946

The Frim Fram Sauce by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

        

MP3

15

4
R&B
[Decca 23496]
written by Joe Ricardel & Ray Evans 

video

Eddy Howard
7.06/1946

To Each His Own by Eddy Howard

        

MP3

232

✫1
US
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans 

video

Tony Martin
8.07/1946

To Each His Own by Tony Martin

        

MP3

157

4
US
[Mercury 3022]
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans 

video

Freddy Martin and His Orchestra
9.08/1946

To Each His Own by Freddy Martin and His Orchestra

        

MP3

226

✫1
US
vocals by Stuart Wade
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans 

video

The Modernaires with Paula Kelly
10.08/1946

To Each His Own by The Modernaires with Paula Kelly

        

MP3

163

3
US
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans 

video

The Ink Spots
11.08/1946

 ⑤  To Each His Own by The Ink Spots

        

MP3

240

✫1
US
3
R&B
[songwriter #5 hit]
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans 

video

Peggy Lee
12.11/1947

Golden Earrings by Peggy Lee

        

MP3

178

2
US
written by Ray Evans , Jay Livingston & Victor Young

video

Dinah Shore
13.09/1948

 ④  Buttons and Bows by Dinah Shore

        

MP3

246

✫1
US
[songwriter #4 hit]
dinah shore & her happy valley boys
[Columbia 38284]
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans 

video

Gene Autry
14.10/1948

Buttons and Bows by Gene Autry

        

MP3

66

17
US
6
country
[Columbia 20469]
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans 

video

The Dinning Sisters
15.10/1948

Buttons and Bows by The Dinning Sisters

        

MP3

158

5
US
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans 

video

Betty Garrett
16.11/1948

Buttons and Bows by Betty Garrett

        

MP3

130

8
US
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans 

video

Betty Rhodes
17.11/1948

Buttons and Bows by Betty Rhodes

        

MP3

123

9
US
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans 

video

Evelyn Knight
18.11/1948

Buttons and Bows by Evelyn Knight

        

MP3

65

14
US
[Decca 24489]
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans 

video

Moon Mullican
19.1950

Mona Lisa by Moon Mullican

        

MP3

14

4
country
[King 886]
written by Ray Evans  & Jay Livingston

video

Jimmy Wakely
20.1950

Mona Lisa by Jimmy Wakely

        

MP3

9

10
country
[Capitol 1151]
written by Ray Evans  & Jay Livingston

video

Nat King Cole
21.06/1950

 ③  Mona Lisa by Nat King Cole

        

MP3

250

✫1
US
✫1
R&B
[songwriter #3 hit]
[Academy Award for Best Original Song 1950]
[R]
[Capitol F1010]
written by Ray Evans  & Jay Livingston

video

Victor Young and His Orchestra and Chorus and Don Cherry
22.07/1950

Mona Lisa by Victor Young and His Orchestra and Chorus and Don Cherry

        

MP3

130

7
US
written by Ray Evans  & Jay Livingston

video

Art Lund
23.07/1950

Mona Lisa by Art Lund

        

MP3

60

14
US
[MGM 10689]
written by Ray Evans  & Jay Livingston

video

Charlie Spivak and His Orchestra
24.07/1950

Mona Lisa by Charlie Spivak and His Orchestra

        

MP3

54

16
US
vocals by Tommy Lynn
written by Ray Evans  & Jay Livingston

video

Harry James and His Orchestra
25.08/1950

Mona Lisa by Harry James and His Orchestra

        

MP3

60

14
US
vocals by Dick Williams
written by Ray Evans  & Jay Livingston

video

Dennis Day
26.08/1950

Mona Lisa by Dennis Day

        

MP3

33

25
US
[RCA 47-3753]
written by Ray Evans  & Jay Livingston

video

Dean Martin
27.09/1950

I'll Always Love You by Dean Martin

        

MP3

74

11
US
[Capitol 1028]
written by Ray Evans  & Jay Livingston

video

Ralph Flanagan and His Orchestra
28.09/1950

Mona Lisa by Ralph Flanagan and His Orchestra

        

MP3

52

16
US
vocals by Harry Prime
written by Ray Evans  & Jay Livingston

video

Nat King Cole
29.10/1952

The Ruby and the Pearl by Nat King Cole

        

MP3

35

25
US
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans 

video

Guy Mitchell
30.05/1954

Dime and a Dollar by Guy Mitchell

        

MP3

47

8
UK
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans 

video

Nat King Cole
31.04/1956

Never Let Me Go by Nat King Cole

        

MP3

from This Is Nat "King" Cole    

CD

MP3

10

79
US
[Capitol 3390]
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans 

video

Doris Day
32.06/1956

 ①  Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) by Doris Day

        

MP3

369

2
US
✫1
UK
[songwriter #1 hit]
[from the film The Man Who Knew Too Much]
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans 

video

The Ames Brothers
33.07/1957

Tammy by The Ames Brothers

        

MP3

149

5
US
[RCA 47-6930]
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans 

video

Debbie Reynolds
34.07/1957

 ②  Tammy by Debbie Reynolds

        

MP3

356

✫1
US
2
UK
[songwriter #2 hit]
[Coral 61851]
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans 

video

Bing Crosby and Carol Richards
35.12/1957

Silver Bells by Bing Crosby and Carol Richards

        

MP3

6

78
US
[Christmas]
written by Ray Evans  & Jay Livingston

video

Johnny Mathis
36.04/1958

All the Time by Johnny Mathis

        

MP3

from Johnny's Greatest Hits    

CD

MP3

47

21
US
[Columbia 41152]
written by Ray Evans  & Jay Livingston

video

Patti Page
37.05/1958

Another Time, Another Place by Patti Page

        

MP3

41

20
US
[Mercury 71294]
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans 

video

Johnny Nash
38.11/1958

Almost in Your Arms by Johnny Nash

        

MP3

8

78
US
[ABC-Paramount 9960]
written by Ray Evans  & Jay Livingston

video

Shirley Bassey
39.12/1958

As I Love You by Shirley Bassey

        

MP3

from The Bewitching Miss Bassey    

CD

MP3

117

✫1
UK
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans 

video

Carl Mann
40.06/1959

Mona Lisa by Carl Mann

        

MP3

51

25
US
24
R&B
#1 hit for Nat King Cole in 1950
[Phillips Int'l 3539]
written by Ray Evans  & Jay Livingston

video

Conway Twitty
41.07/1959

Mona Lisa by Conway Twitty

        

MP3

from Conway Twitty Sings    

CD

MP3

104

29
US
5
UK
#1 hit for Nat King Cole in 1950
[MGM 12804]
written by Ray Evans  & Jay Livingston

video

The Platters
42.10/1960

To Each His Own by The Platters

        

MP3

50

21
US
[Mercury 71697]
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans 

video

Al Caiola
43.04/1961

Bonanza by Al Caiola

        

MP3

46

19
US
as Al Caiola & His Orchestra
[United Artists 302]
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans 

video

The Browns
44.04/1962

Buttons and Bows by The Browns

        

MP3

from I Heard the Bluebirds Sing    

CD

MP3

3

104
US
[RCA 47-7997]
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans 

video

Johnny Cash
45.09/1962

Bonanza! by Johnny Cash

        

MP3

from Ring of Fire (The Best of Johnny Cash)    

CD

MP3

4

94
US
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans 

video

High Keys
46.07/1963

Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be) by High Keys

        

MP3

17

47
US
[Atco 6268]
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans 

video

The Tymes
47.03/1964

To Each His Own by The Tymes

        

MP3

8

78
US
[Parkway 908]
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans 

video

The Jewels
48.10/1964

Opportunity by The Jewels

        

MP3

20

64
US
18
R&B
[Dimension 1034]
written by Ray Evans  & Randy Stewart

video

Andy Williams
49.11/1964

Dear Heart by Andy Williams

        

MP3

from Andy Williams' Dear Heart    

CD

MP3

62

24
US
2
AC
[Columbia 43180]
written by Henry Mancini, Ray Evans  & Jay Livingston

video

Jack Jones
50.11/1964

Dear Heart by Jack Jones

        

MP3

from Dear Heart    

CD

MP3

45

30
US
6
AC
[Kapp 635]
written by Henry Mancini, Ray Evans  & Jay Livingston

video

Henry Mancini
51.12/1964

Dear Heart by Henry Mancini

        

MP3

16

77
US
14
AC
[RCA 47-8458]
written by Henry Mancini, Ray Evans  & Jay Livingston

video

Johnny Tillotson
52.02/1965

Angel by Johnny Tillotson

        

MP3

from Johnny Tillotson Sings    

CD

MP3

14

51
US
[MGM 13316]
written by Max Steiner, Jay Livingston & Ray Evans 

video

Bobby Vinton
53.07/1965

Theme from Harlow (Lonely Girl) by Bobby Vinton

        

MP3

from Drive-In Movie Time    

CD

MP3

17

61
US
16
AC
written by Jay Livingston, Ray Evans  & Neal Hefti

video

Hugh X. Lewis
54.1966

Wish Me a Rainbow by Hugh X. Lewis

        

MP3

from Just Before Dawn    

CD

MP3

1

61
country
[Kapp 771]
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans 

video

Tony Bennett
55.02/1966

Song from the Oscar by Tony Bennett

        

MP3

10

104
US
10
AC
[Columbia 43508]
written by Ray Evans , Percy Faith & Jay Livingston

video

Andy Williams
56.08/1966

In the Arms of Love by Andy Williams

        

MP3

from In the Arms of Love    

CD

MP3

47

49
US
✫1
AC
33
UK
[Columbia 43737]
written by Henry Mancini, Jay Livingston & Ray Evans 

video

Geno Washington & the Ram Jam Band
57.10/1966

Que Sera Sera by Geno Washington & the Ram Jam Band

        

MP3

8

43
UK
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans 

video

The Gunter Kallmann Chorus
58.12/1966

Wish Me a Rainbow by The Gunter Kallmann Chorus

        

MP3

29

63
US
2
AC
[from the film This Property Is Condemned]
[4 Corners 138]
written by Ray Evans  & Jay Livingston

video

Henry Mancini
59.1967

Wait Until Dark by Henry Mancini

        

MP3

14

4
AC
[instrumental]
[RCA 47-9340]
written by Henry Mancini, Ray Evans  & Jay Livingston

video

Franky and the Spindles
60.1968

(My Girl Is Made of) Candy by Franky and the Spindles

        

MP3

2

39
R&B
[Roc-Ker 100]
written by Ray Evans , Alphonso Jones & Randall Stewart

video

Frankie Laine
61.01/1968

To Each His Own by Frankie Laine

        

MP3

26

82
US
2
AC
[ABC 11032]
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans 

video

Mary Hopkin
62.07/1970

Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) by Mary Hopkin

        

MP3

19

77
US
7
AC
[Apple 1823]
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans 

video

Rita Remington
63.1978

To Each His Own by Rita Remington

        

MP3

1

100
country
[Plantation 171]
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans 

video

Willie Nelson
64.1981

Mona Lisa by Willie Nelson

        

MP3

from Somewhere Over the Rainbow    

CD

MP3

11

36
AC
11
country
[Columbia 02000]
written by Ray Evans  & Jay Livingston

video

Splodgenessabounds
65.06/1981

Cowpunk Medlum by Splodgenessabounds

        

MP3

5

69
UK
written by Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington, Stan Jones, Jay Livingston & Ray Evans (as Raymond Evans) 

video

A Few Good Men
66.1993

Silver Bells by A Few Good Men

        

MP3

1

58
R&B
[R&B chart position is for R&B airplay charts]
[Christmas]
[LaFace album cut]
written by Ray Evans  & Jay Livingston

video

The Judds
67.1997

Silver Bells by The Judds

        

MP3

1

68
country
[Christmas]
written by Ray Evans  & Jay Livingston

video

Hermes House Band
68.04/2002

Que Sera Sera by Hermes House Band

        

MP3

7

53
UK
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans 

video

Kimberley Locke
69.2003

Silver Bells by Kimberley Locke

        

MP3

from American Idol: The Great Holiday Classics    

CD

MP3

6

16
AC
with Clay Aiken
[Christmas]
written by Ray Evans  & Jay Livingston

video

Kenny Chesney
70.2003

Silver Bells by Kenny Chesney

        

MP3

from All I Want for Christmas Is a Real Good Tan    

CD

MP3

1

54
country
[Christmas]
written by Ray Evans  & Jay Livingston

video

Clay Aiken
71.2004

Silver Bells by Clay Aiken

        

MP3

from American Idol: The Great Holiday Classics    

CD

MP3

6

16
AC
with Kimberley Locke
[Christmas]
written by Ray Evans  & Jay Livingston

video

BandAged: Sir Terry Wogan & Aled Jones / Sharon Corr
72.12/2009

Silver Bells / Me And My Teddy Bear by BandAged: Sir Terry Wogan & Aled Jones / Sharon Corr

        

MP3

18

27
UK
[Children in Need]
written by Jay Livingston, Ray Evans (as Raymond Evans) , John Frederick Coots (as J. Fred Coots) & Jack Winters

video

Lady Antebellum
73.01/2011

Silver Bells by Lady Antebellum

        

MP3

from A Merry Little Christmas (EP)    

CD

MP3

1

47
country
[Christmas]
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans 

video

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Top 40 hits3713467
Top 10 hits188335
✫ #1 hits6112
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