1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
Not As A Stranger recorded by Frank Sinatra introduced in 1955 Orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle
Written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Buddy Kaye
Theme song from the Stanley Kramer directed medical melodrama 'Not As A Stranger' co-starring Robert Mitchum and Olivia DeHavilland. The song 'Not As a Stranger' was part of Frank Sinatra's album, "Look to Your Heart", released in 1959 but recorded between 1953 and 1955. The song was a modest hit in England, but not in the United States.
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"I think of you, my love, not as a stranger although its true, my love, we've only met"