Till the End of Time (song)

"Till the End of Time" is a popular song written by lyricist Buddy Kaye and composer Ted Mossman and published in 1945. The melody is based on Frédéric Chopin's Polonaise in A flat major, Op. 53, the "Polonaise héroique".

A number of recordings of the song were made in 1945. The biggest hit was by Perry Como;[1] another version by Dick Haymes also charted; the Les Brown orchestra, with vocalist Doris Day, and Ginny Simms also made a recording of the song. It featured prominently in the 1946 film of the same name.

The Perry Como recording was made on July 3, 1945 with the orchestra of Russ Case, and released by RCA Victor as catalog number 20-1709. The record first reached the Billboard magazine charts on August 9, 1945, and lasted 17 weeks on the chart, peaking at #1 (spending 10 consecutive weeks at the top). This was Como's first #1 hit song, and first single to sell two million copies.[2]

The Dick Haymes recording was recorded on July 2, 1945, and released by Decca Records as catalog number 18699. The record first reached the Billboard magazine charts on September 13, 1945 and lasted 8 weeks on the chart, peaking at #3.[2]

The Les Brown/Doris Day recording was recorded on May 17, 1945, and released by Columbia Records as catalog number 36828. It peaked at #3 on the Billboard magazine pop chart.[2]

The Ginny Simms recording was recorded on July 15, 1945, and released by Columbia Records as catalog number 36849. It did not chart on Billboard.

Other recordings[]

The song has since been recorded by many other artists including Pat Boone, Jane Morgan, Matt Monro and Sarah Vaughan,[3] as well as Della Reese in her The Classic Della album.

References[]

  1. ^ https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1633214/m1/#track/2
  2. ^ a b c Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955. Record Research.
  3. ^ "Secondhandsongs.com". Secondhandsongs.com. Retrieved March 3, 2019.
Preceded by
"On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe" by Johnny Mercer
U.S. Billboard Best Sellers in Stores number-one single
September 15, 1945 – November 10, 1945
Succeeded by
"Chickery Chick" by Sammy Kaye