1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
Doggie in the Window recorded by Patti Page introduced Jan. 31, 1953
Written by Bob Merrill
Orchestra conducted by Jack Rael
Patti Page sold more than four million copies of this simple and unpretentious musing of a lady pricing a puppy with a waggily tail. Earlier Bob Merrill’s song had been turned down by Mindy Carson. This famous and successful novelty recording was produced by Mercury A&R man Joe Reisman who also provided the memorable ‘arf-arf’ yaps, while the violinist provided the more guttural barks.
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"How much is that Doggie in the Window, The one with the waggily tail How much is that Doggie in the Window, I do hope that doggie’s for sale"