Secret Love


Secret Love (m. Sammy Fain, w. Paul Francis Webster) is a 1953 standard which was introduced in the film Calamity Jane by Doris Day. It received an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Day also recordedthe best-selling version of Secret Love.  Her 5 August 1953 recording, topped both the Billboard and Cash Box pop singles charts in 1954.

Doris Day – in the film Calamity Jane (1953)


5 August 1953 #1 hit recording


Dorothy Collins –  a 1954 hit  recording. The provider indicates that the recording was #6 on the Billboard pop singles chart for the week of 1 May 1954.


Sam Cooke — from his 1960 album Hits of the 50s


Billy Eckstine – from his 1960 album Once More With Feeling, arranged and conducted by Billy May


Frank Sinatra – recorded 28 January 1964, arrangement: Nelson Riddle


Donald Byrd – 2nd track from Byrd’s 1967 album Slow Drag — recorded at the Van Gelder studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 12 May 1967 — Donald Byrd (t), Sonny Red (as), Cedar Walton (p), Walter Booker (b), Billy Higgins (d)


Mandy Moore – 2004


Solo guitar, arrangements by Toru Takemitsu:

mscrux, uploaded to Youtube on 25 December 2009

Martin Fogel – from a concert in Nippori, Tokyo, 2009



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