Sinatra, Frank - Stardust Lyrics




(Sometimes I wonder why I spend the lonely nights) dreamin' of a song
The melody haunts my reverie and I am once again with you
(When our love was new) and each kiss an inspiration
Oh, but that was long ago, and now my consolation is in the
stardust of a song

(And beside a garden wall, when the stars were bright)
You were in my arms, the nightingale told its fairy tale of paradise where roses grew.
Though I dream in vain, in my heart it always will remain
My stardust melody (the memory of love's refrain)

[instrumental]

Though I dream in vain, in my heart it always will remain
My stardust melody (the memory of love's refrain)

[very brief instrumental]

The memory (of love's refrain)





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  1. Joseph Harris

    What's with that intro, scary!

  2. Celso Henrique

    Sinatra, Einstein, Pelé : só 1.

  3. Electro Parana

    the best

  4. GeorgeJansen

    Frank initially shortened it up. (Sirously Sinatra SiriusXM)

  5. GeorgeJansen

    68 dislikes. 68 Cole heads 😜😜😜😉😉😉❤️

  6. Martin Notar

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSR31a4SZEs


    This is THE VERSION

  7. frank james

    It doesn't matter who sings it, it's the words Hoagie.

  8. Mr. Numi Who

    That's far as I got so far - before the song gets a bit crazy... (Nat King Cole did the whole thing)... Hoagy Carmichael went through it twice, the second time with extended (let's say 'wild') variations... then there is Liberace's version, that sets the bar for pianists...

  9. Locktwiste72

    I'm a big Frank Sinatra at age 47, but Nat King Cole's version is more poignant, more emotional.

  10. RECEPALİ DEMİRCİ

    nerdesin frank o eski aşk ve romantik şarkıların

  11. David Smith

    The music of the years gone by...it couldn"t be said better

  12. Steven Torrey

    Not even close to Nat King Col'es interpretive skill! Or even Willie Nelson, for that matter.

  13. Imani M

    I love this, I think it's so beautiful! Frank Sinatra will always be one of my favorite singers 💕 wish this was longer.

  14. Niss

    I like how the four top comments are saying the NKC version is better. Why are you here?

  15. diana webster massimini

    I think Johnny Mathis version is better!

  16. Bob Currie

    Love Frank, but why would they do only the prelude and not the song?

    hanakjim1

    FS had a thing about Verse vs. chorus. He thought the actual verse of Stardust got short shrift. So he challenged Nelson riddle to come up with an arrangement to honor the verse of one of his favorite tunes.

  17. SELMER1947

    He sings only the introduction not the whole song...

  18. allen wood

    Nat King Cole was better than Sinatra; he was a victim of the Jim Crow times back then

  19. Green Dolphin

    Verse Only ?

  20. clash of clans builds clash of clans

    We all have to admit that Nat did it much better and we love Frank

  21. José Espinoza

    Sandra Motis does it very well too

  22. Luigi Colombo

    la canzone che ho amato dall'infanzia.

  23. MzFlowerchild

    Scrumdiddlyumptious song & great sound, thank you for sharing & for keeping the music alive.................Peace

  24. CourierTX

    I can see why they wanted to add in Wall-e.

  25. paul sanders

    no one can sing this song like nat king cole

  26. Ted Fontenot

    Sinatra and Nat's are great, as are Billie's and Ella's, but Jo Stafford laps them.

  27. J T

    Thanks for posting. The arranger is evidently Don Costa, according to another video. Great music!

  28. leighgate2

    The genius of Sinatra. This indescribably beautifully lush arrangement, and it’s all for just the verse to the song STARDUST. Sinatra understood how poignant these lyrics are and it is one of his masterpieces. There is no other singer male or female who could hold a candle to Sinatra. He was in a league all his own. The depths and heights he could reach in his interpretation of a song are incomparable. He made one brilliant album after another from the early 50s to the early 60s. Something like 16 albums in a row of unmatched artistry.

  29. Alex Esteban Jara Cereceda

    los años. dorados fueron
    los mas ermosos

  30. Isabel Carrizo

    Melancolía!!!!

  31. Warblerab 295

    I wish he had sung the whole song.

  32. Dihelson Mendonca

    Sinatra version is also good. Although Nat King Cole version is very very good. Michel Bublé version is also good. Rod Stewart ? No, sir !

    ohagiiman

    Dihelson Mendonca Give Billy Ward and his Domino's cover a listen (: I have to say it's my favorite by far just because of Goodfellas.

  33. Pyotr Leflegin

    For my money, Frank takes the prize. Nat Cole's version is very good, but this is sublime. Your mileage may, of course, vary. It is still one of the best songs ever written, whoever sings it.

    Luis Javier Ochoa

    ¿for my money? Nat "King" Cole is in my heart, in my soul, not in my pocket... Others might go there...

  34. Jane Frances Marchante

    This is magnificent -- yet I was eagerly awaiting the rest of the song. A Masterful way of turning the introduction to a song - into a song of its own.

  35. Quinn Johnson

    Yeah, yeah Sinatra vs Cole BUT have you heard Louis Armstrong's 1931 version? Have ya???

  36. Manuel Barragon

    Unforgettable!!

  37. Don Skoller

    There oughta be a law: You can't just record "Stardust" chorus alone w/o the opening verse! Most singers --from Crosby on out to the present-- only sing the chorus: "Sometimes I wonder why I spend the lonely night ..." and totally leave out the magnificent verse: "And now the purple dusk of twilight time, steals across the meadow of my heart ...". It's kind of amazing how listeners accept only half the great song (see other comments). Nat Cole of course did the whole thing. So does Torme and a few others (Sarah slow-scats the verse and then words-through the chorus). Sinatra of course makes the ultimate compensatory gesture: He just sings the verse, no chorus!

    Toby Snelgrove

    Totally agree ... so often that is the way ... they miss the sweet primer ...

    Hunter Gawlik

    Wait... if everybody leaves that verse out, and Frank only sings that verse here, where can I hear the full song?!

  38. nannalynnightowl1

    For me, personally, the definitive version of this song is Nat King Cole's....(in the words of that other song,  "Nobody does it better.....")!!

  39. 58FlatTop

    Thank you and God bless Francis Albert..!!!

  40. allen wood

    Sinatra sang it, Nat told a story

  41. Jazzgent

    I completely disagree. Much as I love Nat no one tops Sinatra. Nat, above all would agree!

    allen wood

    BS. Nat was better than Frankie- being black kept you down then and even today

    Johan Chavez

    allen wood nah dude maybe then yes but not now it's a metter of opinion on who sings the song better I personally prefer Nat's version but Sinatra voice is untouchable Nat's got nothing in Sinatra

  42. topolovatulmic

    Great voice , great song - Frank Sinatra for ever ....

  43. michael pound

    Excellent performance, but not as good as Nat King Coles'. Sometimes, Elvis can't  make the song his own. It's a mission to destruction, to top NKC's version....

  44. saxy Ricks

    Stardust.......perhaps the greatest American standard of all.

  45. John Morone

    I will always love you Frank but ya shoulda left it at Nat.

  46. a m

    My favorite version of Stardust. Thank you for posting. Love you, Mr. Frank Sinatra! :-)

  47. Tanis Harber

    I gotta say. I love Sinatra I always have but Nat King Cole just does this song better. Cole gives it so much more longing.

    Jeffrey Havins

    so listen to NKC asnd don't bother anyone else w/ your opinion.... who the fuck cares?
    you aren't a logical critic you fucking no one

    Ted Fontenot

    Jo Stafford.

    eoselan7

    just goes to show...I just finished listening to Nat Kings Cole's version which I found deadly dull...just saying

    xaenon

    It's not about 'best'. It's two interpretations of the song, each fantastic in its own right. If I could have ONLY one, it would be Nat King Cole's, but I have both in my collection and enjoy them immensely.

    allen wood

    Sinatra sings it with no substance or feeling. I prefer Willie Nelsons version over Sinatras

  48. Haggis

    Sinatra recorded only the verse of this song to make a point of how beautiful and complete it was itself. Carmichael wrote another great verse to "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening," which also could probably stand by itself.

    Other great verses is the verse to "Bewitched," while the verse to "Someone to Watch Over Me" is another song in itself.

    I've always been a big fan of verses, but they were usually dropped for pop recordings due to airtime pressures. A very seldom heard verse is to the song, "As Time Goes By." As usual, the great saloon or jazz singers typically include the verse in their recordings. I know Tony Bennett includes the verse in his recording of "As Time Goes By."

    Maybe others would like to nominate other great verses that are almost as good as the chorus. Berlin has a great verse for "Isn't It a Lovely Day" too.

  49. Serge Baron

    to honest with you this is a beautiful song ,sinatra version make it sound like a sad song.

  50. Serge Baron

    let not make this white and black essue. frank have limitations certain songs ,he will not dare touch.

    allen wood

    Sinatra had no limitations that his skin didn't make up for

  51. SharkSport

    This song is hard to sing.

    psychomusicana

    The melody is truly difficult. It may be the toughest of all the old standards, most of which work precisely because of their melodic simplicity and limited range. A prime example is Tea for Two, which has a small range and a tune that uses two-bar patterns of only three neighboring notes, and only one accidental (notes not naturally in the scale); and there are only three leaps. Stardust breaks all the rules. It has continual huge leaps, many unexpected sharps and flats and a wide range.

    This is turning into an essay, but the explanation is in the description and simple: It was an instrumental, lyrics added a couple of years later. Boom.

    SharkSport

    I just needed your brain to explain my words, and you did it so eloquently. Thank you. :)

    psychomusicana

    @SharkSport Woohoo!

    jerry lyons

    the song changed music forever because of it's introduction of syncopation.

    Ubu987

    Hoagy Carmichael did not originally write the tune to be sung. It began as an instrumental tribute to Bix Beiderbecke, evoking his style of improvisation.

  52. Andrew

    agree 100/100 .

  53. mario58396

    Ver llover estrellas en el firmamento al oír cantar a Sinatra es llenarse los ojos de recuerdos.

  54. Erika Fiore

    Nat King Cole and Johnny Mathis versions are so much superior.

  55. dipak

    I am sorry but there is no question that the supreme version of this song is Nat King Cole's. It was MADE for that unique dusky baritonal voice which caessed the words. he sang. This the last song I want to hear,NKC singing THIS song as the darkness descends. Dipak Nandy

    Donald Morrison

    +MrDIPAKNANDY I'm happy that people are showing appreciation for this song, but there's no room for superlatives. This is like being trapped in a car with nothing but sports talk radio with all those superlatives dribbling down everyone's chin. Sure, I'd exclude a few performances (Michael Buble for being pretentious and Norah Jones for lacking talent) but listen to Jo Stafford or almost any of the great singers of the era and you'll find greatness.

    dipak

    +Donald Morrison, I am 80+ and have most, if not all, of the great crooners of our time since 1936. So I stand by my judgment: the spreme rendering is by Nat King Cole.
    Dipak Nandy

    Matheus Bezerra de Lima

    Sinatra also considered Nat King Cole's version the definitive version, but Sinatra recorded this song with the objective to show the quality of the verse, that doesn't receive so much praise as the chorus. Sinatra's version is, without doubt, one of the greatest versions of this song is also one of the most unique.

    psychomusicana

    While you're at it, unique isn't comparative; one interpretation can't be more or less unique than another. Each is unique, even if it's bad. People are trying to justify their subjective preferences rationally. I'm a NKC person, but far be it from me to tell anyone that his is superior to Sinatra's, which is a great performance.

    Critisizmic

    Yea I agree. You should see fly me to the moon though.. Its unbelivable

  56. Serge Baron

    I love you frank but not good enough in this song.

    dipak

    +Serge Baron, You have hit the nail on the head. Dipak Nandy

    Matheus Bezerra de Lima

    Sinatra considered Nat King Cole's version the definitive version, but Sinatra recorded this song with the objective to show the quality of the verse, that doesn't receive so much praise as the chorus. Sinatra's version is, without doubt, one of the greatest versions of this song is also one of the most unique.

  57. AAx2

    RE: Colin James, (Canadian Legendary Blues Guitarist) host of Music Program on CBC Radio, Canada's National Radio Broadcaster, "The BEST SONG ever written, of ALL TIME." Although he was not referring to this version, but the original song, by H. Carmichael as the most complex and satisfying musical pieces ever wrote. That says a lot if you know anything about music. Not that C. James is the Final Authority of music, although more than qualified, the sheer fact of this piece, speaks for itself.
    How do we measure that? Statistics help, Stardust has been recorded about 1,500 times. That's an astounding number but still less than Louie Louie which has racked up an estimated 1,600 recorded versions in a much shorter time and that's not counting stuff being posted on YouTube every day. It's a cultural phenomenon but nobody (while sober) thinks Louie Louie is the best song ever written. INCREDIBLE ! What is it about Lawyers? Complexity? How about another example, you ask? WW I and it's "Lost Battalion?" Led by a N.Y. Lawyer, Major Whittlesey, Muese-Argonne Sector 1918, CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL of HONOUR recipient? Very thought provoking?

  58. Stoner Visions

    this song makes me nostalgic and I'm a 90's

  59. Celena1952

    Sorry, but the best versions of the song is that of Nat King Cole's....and look, I love Frank.....

  60. Donald Morrison

    The intro note above tells it all. For Hoagy Carmichael it was a song designed for the piano. (Listen to Carmichael's version on YouTube; it's beautiful -- hence the long musical introduction that someone was whining about.) It has become a lasting favorite for cocktail pianists, but Mitch Parish's lyrics are so good that no singer can ruin it. Well, maybe Keith Richards or Norah Jones, Nat King Cole features the lyrics, and many people find his gentle voice very soothing. I'd like to hear a piano version by Cole, as he was primarily a pianist with a great jazz trio before drifting into singing. Too bad he only lived to age 46. Hats off to Sinatra and Mel Torme for their wonderful singing.

    dipak

    +Donald Morrison, Come on - have you forgotten that it was Irving Mills who hauled in Mitchell Parrish and told him to write an intro, whereupon Oarish produced 8 lines of pure poetry which would grace anu anthology of English poetry. Dipak Nandy

    Matheus Bezerra de Lima

    Sinatra also considered Nat King Cole's version the definitive version, but Sinatra recorded this song with the objective to show the quality of the verse, that doesn't receive so much praise as the chorus. Sinatra's version is, without doubt, one of the greatest versions of this song is also one of the most unique. Sinatra and Cole: two unforgetable geniuses!

  61. SanFranciscoJames

    this is only the introduction to the song???

  62. Johnathon McCombe

    Billy Ward and His Dominoes 1957! Is the Best!

  63. zzzut

    I don't mind the fact that he only sang the verse but I think a 1:04 minutes intro for a 2:49 minutes song is a little too much.

  64. Magnus Thorenson

    Such a sad song, of love lost.

    dipak

    +Magnus Thorensen The oddity of Hoagy Carmichael's Stardust is that it is NOT a spng of love or. fot that matter. love lost; the funny thing is that it is a song ABOUT a son!. Listen to the words again! Dipak Nandy

    Magnus Thorenson

    @MrDIPAKNANDY C'mon Dipak ! Here's the lyrics. Sounds like love between a man and a woman:

    Sometimes I wonder
    Why I spend the lonely nights
    Dreaming of a song
    The melody
    Haunts my reverie
    And I am once again with you
    When our love was new
    And each kiss an inspiration
    Oh, but that was long ago
    Now my consolation is in the stardust of a song

    Beside a garden wall, when stars are bright
    You are in my arms
    The nightingale
    Tells his fairytale
    Of paradise, where roses grew
    Though I dream in vain
    In my heart, it will remain
    My stardust melody
    The memory of love's refrain

    Though I dream in vain
    In my heart, it will remain
    My stardust melody
    The memory of love's refrain



    Read more: Hoagy Carmichael - Stardust Lyrics | MetroLyrics

    dipak

    +Magnus Thorensen Magnus, I have the song -words, every chord, every word since I first heard it in the early 1950s. Yes, it absolutely sounds like a "lost love song". But step back for a moment: the words are those of a lament, but for what? He is describing what it feels like a love song to a departed lver, but listen VERY, VERY CAREFULLY, and you'll hear a song about a song. But hey, let's just enjoy this, by turns, lament, recollection, and leave it at that. Dipak Nandy

  65. saintcruzin

    Recording just the introduction is amazing...everyone leaves it out. Here....just to remind us how beautiful it is...by itself.

    Dihelson Mendonca

    Yes, man. They made an excellent arrangement, even better than with Nat King Cole.

  66. Greenboi

    I preferred Billy Eckstine's

  67. tony lawrence walsh

    Well he only sang the verse ,ya know the part that sets the mood. Most of the comments seem not to have noticed this. It is from the album SINATRA AND STRINGS.

    Bryan ismyname

    +tony lawrence walsh : Though if anyone wants to hear him sing the whole song, he did record it in the 1940s.

  68. angelo balzano

    The interpretation of Nat King Cole is very  much greater. It's the best by far.

    Daniel Carter

    +angelo balzano Jackie Wilson has the fireworks version of this but my personal favorite is by Billy Ward and his Dominoes. Excellent phrasing and use of scales.

    Matheus Bezerra de Lima

    Sinatra considered Nat King Cole's version the definitive version, but Sinatra recorded this song with the objective to show the quality of the verse, that doesn't receive so much praise as the chorus

    Matheus Bezerra de Lima

    Sinatra considered Nat King Cole's version the definitive version, but Sinatra recorded this song with the objective to show the quality of the verse, that doesn't receive so much praise as the chorus

    Matheus Bezerra de Lima

    Sinatra considered Nat King Cole's version the definitive version, but Sinatra recorded this song with the objective to show the quality of the verse, that doesn't receive so much praise as the chorus. Sinatra's version is, without doubt, one of the greatest versions of this song is also one of the most unique.

    Carole Gill

    true, Angelo Balzano, taste cannot be disputed. But most of us prefer Sinatra's version :)

  69. Dinah Dodrill

    super my da song

  70. Jack Sprat

    We all have our likes and dislikes.  This is not my idea of the best version of this wonderful song.  I much prefer the simpler arraignments and more heartfelt singing.  Sinatra was better with the rat pack type tunes and later the braggadocio's like "My Way" and "New York, New York."  But if this is your fave rendition - enjoy.

    M.J. Leger

    @Jack Sprat "ARRAIGNMENTS?  ARE/WERE YOU IN JAIL?  Sinatra had wonderful ARRANGEMENTS by the best orchestras there were, but this song is very typical of that decade of big bands.  Personally, I prefer his later versions  of this song.  But music was very different then, than from the '70s, '80s and early '90swhen Sinatra's ballads were unbeatable.

    Matheus Bezerra de Lima

    Sinatra also considered Nat King Cole's version the definitive version, but Sinatra recorded this song with the objective to show the quality of the verse, that doesn't receive so much praise as the chorus. Sinatra's version is, without doubt, one of the greatest versions of this song is also one of the most unique. Sinatra and Cole: two unforgetable geniuses! Sinatra had much heartfelt singing. Listen toalbums like Only The Lonely and you will see why Sinatra is so regarded. It's sad the fact that the majority of people only know the bad public image of arrogant Sinatra and only know songs like Strangers In The Night, My Way and New York, New York. These songs aren't bad, but these songs are really much, MUCH FAR to the best of Sinatra, that can be heard in almost all his albums in the 50s, with exceptoin of the Christimas's album.

    psychomusicana

    Sadly as he got older, Frank's voice was going and he covered it with the glitz - rather well, considering...I'm curious about Willie of course.

    RcUniverseGuy

    those are mainstream songs... not even close to his best songs... sinatra was good singing anything.

  71. Dean Martin

    don costa wrote this arrangement...worthy of the all time greats...mozart...beethoven would be impressed by these charts

  72. Wally B

    This song is Nat's song. Frank is great but this song belongs to Nat. And it's only half the lyrics.

  73. Hannah Batchelder

    I like listening to this one, and then his older version with the pipers and seeing what a better singer he used to be before he got all famous and sang the same way for every song. I wish he had softened his voice and held out more notes, like he did in the 40s. 

    Dean Martin

    sorry hannah...but frank sings this one as well as he ever did...this is a classic vocal and brilliant don costa arrangement...allow yourself to enjoy this version...it is a work of art..if they could frame a recording..this could hang besides the mona lisa in the  Louvre

    DonDraperism

    +Hannah Batchelder Keep in mind that Frank's career had tanked between 1949 to 1952. Frank and both Dean Martin kept up with the Beatles when Rock and Roll became popular. He had to change or would have just ended up a distant fad. Not to mention that his voice was perfect for later versions of the same songs. More ballsy.

    Hannah Batchelder

    @DonDraperism Good point. 

    Matheus Bezerra de Lima

    Sinatra in the 50s was the best singer of all time, a really mature singer. Sinatra had much heartfelt singing. Listen toalbums like Only The Lonely and you will see why Sinatra is so regarded. It's sad the fact that the majority of people only know the bad public image of arrogant Sinatra and only know songs like Strangers In The Night, My Way and New York, New York. These songs aren't bad, but these songs are really much, MUCH FAR to the best of Sinatra, that can be heard in almost all his albums in the 50s, with exception of the Christimas's album. Sinatra also made some great albums in the 60s, but in the fifties almost all his albums were masterpieces of the Great American Songbook! If Sinatra is considered a genius and also considered by many, included me, the best singer of the last century, is because of his Capitol years. The only problem in Sinatra's career is that he didn't know the right time to retire and made many bad albums and many bad perfomrances in the 70s, 80s and, principally, 90s, with the terrible duets albums and some terrible shows with his worst performances. Sinatra was a perfectionist obssessed and a singer that studied the lyrics with big deep and always wanted to trasmit the feeling of the songs. Sinatra only didn't made this in the final of the 60s because he was desesparated to appeal to a young audience and made many songs that weren't his style and that he didn't really love.

    Don Skoller

    There's a lot to what you say but there's one last album that is my personal favorite -- "She Shot Me Down". From the opener, Sondheim's "Good Thing Going" and all the way thru, we get Sinatra soul with the cellophane off and pouring thru the cracks. I gladly give up the smoothness of youthful larynxes in great singers for that seeping thru of soul. Check out late Billie Holiday --even more age-ravaged than Frank's voice. She, to me, was the greatest vocalizer in any medium or genre and those last recordings go deeper than any others regardless of the age-ing "imperfections".

  74. David Tomlinson

    natalies tomlinson theme.

  75. Adrian Walker

    For a lost love I will always miss

    Freemindzdominion

    Sorry to hear that buddy.....don't think their gone when they'll always have a special part in your heart

    Dean Martin

    you will meet again

    Fourth Drawer Down

    Amen to that.

    Yam

    Dean Martin another good Sinatra song lol

    Zamppu

    @Fourth Drawer Down amen.

  76. Steven Torrey

    Whoever posted this, it would have been nice to include information regarding the arranger--especially one as important to Sinatra's career as Nelson Riddle.

    Dean Martin

    don costa wrote this arrangement...not nelson,,,

  77. Hester Hall

    I can't understand the dislike of this song. Nat King Cole is a great singer, but his version is weak. He fails to emote. Armstrong is a great musician, but his version seems to ignore the lyrics. Frank Sinatra made this song his own. How can so many people pick at it?

  78. Donbic Ovando

    my favorite voice

  79. gertjan van der meij

    i think "Nat King Cole" version is better ! 

    mamatibbors cassady

    I AGREE it was earthy and simple.......................however I think this
    rendition is close, and very good.

    nannalynnightowl1

    @gertjan van der meij   Yes, Nat's is the version that does it for me....for me, there is no-one else who does it as well...not even Sinatra!!

  80. JLope

    When music was really music... I honestly hate my generation :(

    Laury Baker

    Easy JLope...yours generation has you in it..and you like this music I appreciate you for standing out!

    Richie Talboy

    hip hop?? butts? not for me! i like the good old days when the italian mafia sang about white ppl sex!

    bmh2004

    There is always something in your generation.

  81. My Space

    Nice rendition by Frank Sinatra,the best version I have heard so far.

  82. Tracie Claiborne

    I think it is utterly ridiculous that he leaves out the best part. I don't get it. 

  83. mac mac neill

    to me its a toss up between Stardust and Skylark 

    mac mac neill

    mind these are not the lyrics i know best 

  84. John Benn

    WOW
    Wonderful version of ( in my opinion is the most beautiful song of all time,sung by the greatest male vocalist of all time,Frank Sinatra )
    No other person could even get close to this performance.
    From a 70yo Aussie fan.

    Jim Landmann

    You are exactly right about the singer and the song rates in the top 10 of all time.
    From a 80 + NY fan

    Roy Fileger

    Are you serious - the greatest male vocalist of all time - are you serious

    clarence fender

    I disagree on both counts!

    Ronin 77

    Have you ever heard of Nat King Cole?

  85. Roger Yale

    Taylor Yale 

  86. brotherdoc

    What a lush arrangement! Interesting that in this version only the first half of the song is sung.  In the Hoagy Carmichael "original" recorded version he sings only the second half...I guess I would have to say I like the Nat Cole version better if only because it includes both parts of this beautiful song.

  87. 1tikimug

    When Sinatra heard Cole's version he HAD to get Nelson Riddle, and kept him thereafter. Nelson Riddle ended up on Merv Griffin. He also did a lot of work with Garland too! A great arranger and orchestra leader.

    Steven Torrey

    I thought immediately as I heard the intro that Nelson Riddle did the orchestration.  And it is over-orchestrated; the song simplicity and directness conveys it complexity.  Sinatra and Riddle doen't even come close to Nat 'King' Cole.

    Bruce Scott

    1tikimug ...Nat "King" Cole's version of "Stardust" was arranged and conducted by Gordon Jenkins. Recorded on December 19th, 1956 at the Capitol Records Tower, Studio A, in Hollywood, California. This beautiful Hoagy Carmichael-Mitchell Parish ballad is on the LP entitled LOVE IS THE THING (Capitol W-824), which went to number one on Billboard's pop album chart for eight weeks.

  88. frans jansen

    voor mij nog steeds de grootste,

  89. Bárbara Magalhães

    Love this song. It makes me wanna love at night :)

  90. Faustin kibabou kibamba

    One of my favourite song...!!!

  91. rock marciano

    best ever.............smoke them strikes if ya got um 94 and and still love the nu filltered

  92. orchardist1965

    In the golden era of "Popular" songs many have a prelude to the main words and melody,and in this version Frank sings the beautiful intro as a complete song.   Thank you for posting.

  93. Teresa Cartin

    Michael Buble!!!!

  94. stevemelnicola

    There is NO best version just ones you prefer or I prefer. Ones I like are those from Nat, Bing, Frank here and Louis as well as Mel Torme. Very, very good song.

  95. charles sullivan

    As a Sinatra and Cole admirer, The best version byfar was Mel Torme with Wess on sax

  96. Jade Wang

    my love's fav.

  97. Merkin Muffy

    Tough to argue with you, David! But can I put a word in for Louis Armstrong?