Return to Me (song)

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"Return to Me"
Single by Dean Martin
B-side"Forgetting You"
Released February 17, 1958
RecordedJanuary 23, 1958 [1]
Studio Capitol Studios, Hollywood, California
Genre Traditional pop
Length2:21
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s) Carmen Lombardo, Danny Di Minno
Dean Martin singles chronology
"Good Mornin' Life"
(1957)
"Return to Me"
(1958)
" Angel Baby"
(1958)

"Return to Me" is a song with music by Carmen Lombardo and lyrics by Danny Di Minno. [2] The song was released in 1958 by Dean Martin. Martin recorded the song again in 1961 for his album Dino: Italian Love Songs. [3]

Chart performance

The song spent 22 weeks on the United Kingdom's New Musical Express chart, peaking at No. 2, [4] while reaching No. 1 in the Netherlands, [5] No. 5 on Canada's CHUM Hit Parade, [6] No. 7 in Flanders, [7] and No. 8 on Norway's VG-lista. [8] In the United States, the song reached No. 4 on Billboard's Top 100 Sides, [9] No. 4 on Billboard's chart of "Best Selling Pop Singles in Stores”, [10] and No. 4 on Billboard's chart of "Most Played by Jockeys". [11] [12]

Chart (1958) Peak
position
Canada (CHUM Hit Parade) 5
Flanders 7
Netherlands 1
Norway (VG-lista) 8
UK New Musical Express 2
US Billboard - Top 100 Sides 4
US Billboard - Best Selling Pop Singles in Stores 4
US Billboard - Most Played by Jockeys 4
Wallonia [13] 20

Other versions

Popular culture

  • Dean Martin's version is featured as the title song in the 2000 film Return to Me. [19]
  • The song plays on the radio in Mafia II, two of the characters even sing the song in Chapter 7.

References

  1. ^ "Dean Martin Records on 78 RPM". Deanmartinfancenter.com. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Original versions of Return to Me written by Carmen Lombardo, Danny DiMinno". Secondhandsongs.com. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Dino: Italian Love Songs – Dean Martin". AllMusic. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  4. ^ Dean Martin - Full Official Chart History, Official Charts Company. Accessed August 10, 2016.
  5. ^ Dean Martin - Return to Me (Ritorna a me), Dutch Charts. Accessed August 10, 2016.
  6. ^ "CHUM Charts - Chart No. 51, Monday, May 05, 1958". CHUM. Archived from the original on July 21, 2006. Retrieved 2016-01-18.
  7. ^ Dean Martin - Return to Me (Ritorna a me), Ultratop. Accessed August 10, 2016.
  8. ^ Dean Martin - Return to Me (Ritorna a me), norwegiancharts.com. Accessed August 10, 2016.
  9. ^ " Top 100 Sides", Billboard, June 9, 1958. p. 29. Accessed August 11, 2016.
  10. ^ " Best Selling Pop Singles in Stores", Billboard, June 9, 1958. p. 24. Accessed August 11, 2016.
  11. ^ " Most Played by Jockeys", Billboard, June 23, 1958. p. 38. Accessed August 11, 2016.
  12. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1987) The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, Billboard Publications, Inc. p. 196.
  13. ^ Dean Martin - Return to Me (Ritorna a me), Ultratop. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  14. ^ "45cat.com". 45cat.com. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  15. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  16. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  17. ^ " Billboard Hot Country Singles", Billboard, March 25, 1978. p. 100. Accessed August 14, 2016.
  18. ^ "The Sopranos: Peppers & Eggs [Music From the HBO Original Series] - Original Television Soundtrack | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  19. ^ Mitchell, Elvis. " FILM REVIEW; She Gets His Wife's Heart (Literally), and Him, Too", The New York Times, April 7, 2000. Accessed August 14, 2016.