1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
Young at Heart recorded by Frank Sinatra introduced February 13, 1954
Music by Johnny Richards, Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle
Frank Sinatra was the first performer to record this breezy, upbeat ballad, which became another million-selling hit for him. Carolyn Leigh added lyrics to Johnny Richards’s instrumental composition called Moonbeam. The song, delivered in a straightforward way by the greatest crooner of the decade, was such a hit that a movie he was filming at the time with Doris Day was renamed to coincide with the name of the song, and the song was included in the opening and closing credits of the movie, which was released as ‘Young at Heart.’
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"Life gets more exciting with each passing day, love is either in your heart or on its way"