#TBT: Because Of You



Time for another round of Throwback Thursday!

This is where we get to listen to some great music from days gone by.

Today’s music comes to us from 1951.

Wikipedia tells us this about today’s tune:
"Because of You" is a popular song. It was written by Arthur Hammerstein and Dudley Wilkinson in 1940. It was used in the 1951 film I Was an American Spy.

A 1951 recording by Tony Bennett (Columbia Records catalog number 39362, recorded April 4, 1951) was the first major hit for him, reaching number one on the Billboard charts and staying there for ten weeks.

In 1951, there were several artists covering the song

I’m going to share with you the one I enjoyed the most.

See you again soon! Share with me your thoughts about this theme.  If you have a favorite oldies song or artist, let me know and I’d be happy to feature them.


  1. I don't think I've heard this song in many many years. It's really a fine song that I've always liked since childhood. My mother used to have several LPs with versions of this song and like you said, it used to get a lot of play on the radio in the fiifties.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

    1. It's from a little before my time, but I really enjoyed listening to the various versions while doing research for this post.

  2. I saw the name Hammerstein and had to go look him up. He's the son of Oscar I and uncle of Oscar II.

    Les Baxter and his orchestra were fantastic, weren't they?

    1. I wondered about that relationship. Just didn't take the time to check it out. Les Baxter and the orchestra did the song the best, in my opinion.


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