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It's the Talk of the Town

"It's the Talk of the Town" is a popular song written by Jerry Livingston, the lyrics by Al J. Neiburg and Marty Symes.

The song was published in 1933.

The song is a pop standard, with many versions recorded by many artists. A recording by Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra (vocal by Kenny Sargent) reached number six in the United States charts in 1933 and a version by Fletcher Henderson reached No. 20 the same year.

Other notable performances

  • Connie Boswell (1933)
  • Annette Hanshaw (1933)
  • Benny Goodman with Art Lund (1942)
  • Bing Crosby (recorded August 29, 1945 with Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra).
  • Harry James (1946)
  • Coleman Hawkins (1950)
  • Dick Haymes (1952)
  • Georgia Gibbs - for her album The Man That Got Away (1953)
  • Johnnie Ray (single release 1953)
  • Perry Como - for his album So Smooth (1955)
  • Joni James - for her EP The Talk of the Town (1955)
  • The Four Aces with the Jack Pleis Orchestra (1956)
  • Julie London - for her album Lonely Girl (1956)
  • Joe Williams - for his album A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry (1958).
  • Connie Francis for her album Who's Sorry Now? (1958)
  • Frankie Laine - for his album Torchin' (1958).
  • Ray Conniff Singers - for the album It's the Talk of the Town (1959).
  • Anthony Newley - for his album Love Is a Now and Then Thing (1960).
  • Fats Domino - for his album ...A Lot of Dominos! (1960).
  • Brenda Lee - for her album Sincerely, Brenda Lee (1962)
  • Ronnie Dove for his album Cry (1967)