1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
Same Old Saturday Night recorded by Frank Sinatra with Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra
Written by Sammy Cahn and Frank Reardon Introduced September 24, 1955, on Capitol records #3218
Recorded the same year as Frank Sinatra’s huge hits, Learnin’ the Blues, Love and Marriage, and (Love Is) The Tender Trap, this swinging version of Same Old Saturday Night with it classic fifties lyrics did not break into the top-ten. Describing his Saturday night “in an empty row at a movie show,” it featured the fantastic partnership of Frank Sinatra’s style and Nelson Riddle’s arrangement that became trademarks in Sinatra’s groundbreaking ‘concept’ albums. Just a year later, Hey Jealous Lover was a top hit, but another of his light and easy masterpieces (How Little It Matters) How Little We Know didn’t crack the top-ten either. From heartthrob to mature artist, ‘The Chairman of the Board’ worked hard to maintain the standards he set. Fifty years of recordings, his series of MGM musicals with Gene Kelley, his TV appearances, and live performances made ‘Old Blue Eyes’ the most important figure in popular music.
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"Went to see a movie show found myself an empty row thought the show was just alright same old Saturday night"