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Frank Sinatra's Best Little Known Songs
Frank Sinatra has become a cultural icon the whole world round, and it's for more than his music. His blue eyes, acting career, and the classic fedora all add to the aura that still surrounds him, even after his death more than a decade ago.
Every one has heard the classics like The Lady is a Tramp, I Did it My Way, and The Way You Look Tonight, but there are so many songs that Frank recorded that have been lost in the vault, practically forgotten. It's to be expected with a career that spanned over fifty years, but it's also true that some are worth remembering. So here's to a musical legend, Frank Sinatra, and his forgotten classics.
1. How About You?
It's nothing incredibly deep, but a fun, catchy tune paired with cute original lyrics make this a great one to sing along with. Turn it up and belt it out!
2. Love and Marriage
They go together like a horse and carriage. Definitely. And for all the right reasons, as Frank so aptly reminds us. Because Dad was told so by Mother. And the local gentry say the idea is elementary.
3. You're Sensational
Originally sung in the movie High Society to Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra's slow rendition makes this song sensational. He played a newspaper man falling for the socialite who's wedding he's covering, and this was part of his wooing.
4. Luck be a Lady Tonight
This one comes from the musical Guys and Dolls, and even if Frank didn't get to sing it in the film he does give a great rendition of it.
5. The Best is Yet to Come
Michael Buble recorded this song for his album Call Me Irresponsible, but the Sinatra recording has become a bit obscure. Give it up for the original-- no matter how good Buble is (and he is incredible), nobody can beat the original.
6. Pennies From Heaven
Surprise! It's not a love song, but it's a great tune. And beneath all of the trivialities, it really does have something to say.
7. Let's Face the Music and Dance
Here's a secret: I actually like Nat King Cole's version better. But Old Blue Eyes does it well too, so it's strictly a matter of preference.
8. All of Me
It's the happiest break-up song you'll ever hear. So while it might not be the most sympathetic one for the situation described, it's still good.
9. I've Got the World on a String
It's not the most obscure one on the list but sadly enough it doesn't break the top ten. Perfect for singing along with, windows rolled down and volume cranked.
10. They Can't Take That Away From Me
Celebrate all of the little things that make the person you love unique, even if they sing on-key and don't wear hats.