Today on Day’s to remember, we celebrate how on March 14th 1958, Perry Como’s song called, ‘Catch A Falling Star,’ was certified as the first gold single.
The song called, ‘Catch a Falling Star,’ is one old time favorites from Perry Como, but what inspired Perry Como to come up with this song?
This song was written by Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss. The pair also wrote Briah Hyland’s 1960 hit “Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini.”
When Perry Como recorded this song he was a very popular star. The crooner with a relaxed style was one of the highest-paid performers of his era and his Perry Como Show was the most successful television variety show of the time in both Britain and America.
Como sang this song on his show in January 1958 and its exposure contributed to the tune’s success.
This was the first ever record certified by the Recording Industry Association of American (RIAA) as gold for selling over a million copies and on March 14th, 1958 the first ever gold record was officially presented to Como.
Today’s YouTube presentation brought to you by user name, Green Callas Channel, brings you the song from Perry Como when he sung his infamous song in 1957.
Although this song became the first to win million-seller certification, other songs dating as far back as the 1920s did sell over a million records or more.
Did you know Perry Como won a 1958 Grammy Award for Best Male Vocal Performance for this song?
Did you also know that Perry Como was the first of his many brothers and sisters to have been born in America?
As we remember his infamous song today, I hope the song inspires you to catch some falling stars of your own, and never forget how all your dreams can come true, if you believe in yourself.
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