1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
The Man Upstairs recorded by Kay Starr introduced April 17, 1954
Written by Hal Stanley, Russ Morgan, and Gerry Manners
accompanied by Harold Mooney's orchestra
The Man Upstairs was a top-ten hit on Kay Starr's double-sided 1954 recording. Another top-ten hit If You Love Me (Really Love Me) is on the flip side of her 45rpm single. One of many gospel-flavored hits like Patti Page’s Cross Over the Bridge, Laurie London’s He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands, and Pat Boone’s Wonderful Time Up There.
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"Have you talked to the man upstairs He wants to hear from you"