Upload

Loading...

Ray Peterson - Goodnight My Love (Pleasant Dreams) (1959)

315,561

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Uploaded on Jul 20, 2009

Charted at #64 on Billboard Hot 100 in December 1959. One of the best singles of 1959, with lush orchestration and a perfect song for Ray. "Goodnight My Love" had been a #7 Billboard R&B hit for Jesse Belvin, and #32 Pop for the McGuire Sisters in 1956/1957. The Fleetwoods revived it in 1964 managing to chart again at #32 on the Hot 100 and #12 Adult Contemporary, while Ben E. King edged slightly into the Hot 100 at #91 with another remake in 1966. The Happenings had mid-chart success (at #51 Hot 100) later in 1966/1967, while Paul Anka had a comeback hit with his version in 1969 (charting at #27 Hot 100 and #2 Adult Contemporary). Finally, the Tavares charted at #14 R&B with yet another remake in 1977.

Written by George Motola and John S. Marascalco.

B-side is "Till Then" which I've also posted, and which is also excellent.

Loading...

Advertisement
When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next


to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...