Hoagy Carmichael wrote this as an instrumental in 1927, but Mitchell Parish added lyrics a couple of years later. Mark Steyn had Stardust as his Song of the Century #8 and seems right to do this post here after Stars Fell On Alabama (which Parish also wrote the lyrics to and which Mark also had as his Sinatra Song of the Century #58 last week).
Here is Frank singing Stardust in 1939
Here is Frank singing Stardust in 1943.
Pundette: How About You? And to answer Pundette's query: yes I like hearing this one more than once!
Bob Belvedere: Sinatra's Best 22 through 20, Nice 'n' Easy, I'm a Fool To Want You, The Song Is You and Don't Worry About Me (Tie)
Mark Steyn: His latest are Stars Fall on Alabama, (Love Is) The Tender Trap, Learnin' the Blues and In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning.
EBL: Stars Fell on Alabama, in the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening, Soliloquy, Sinatra at the Hollywood Bowl (in August), More Sinatra Moon Songs, Blue Moon, The Nearness of You (another Carmichael classic), More Sinatra Summer, Things We Did Last Summer, and Sinatra at the Beach and Frank Sinatra and Kathryn Grayson: Time After Time
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