1. Moon River
I chose this one because it has nice pictures. Doing this section of favourite love songs by Andy Williams, the first song that comes to my mind is Moon River. I heard this one when I was a teenager in Bulawayo. It is amazing how songs travel all over the world. There are no border crossings. No custom officials, no baggage search!
2. Let it be me with Claudine Longet
Andy was married to Claudine for a number of years. He met her at the side of the road in Las Vegas, where she had pulled over with car troubles.
3. A fool never learns
Fools get lonely too.
I heard this one on the radio when I was a teenager, but at the time I didn’t realize it was Andy Williams.
5. Do-Re-Mi with Eddie Fisher and Bobby Darrin
So many of these famous people have met and sung together.
6. I like your kind of love with Peggy Powers
I heard this one on the radio a couple of years ago. Fascinating.
7. Dear Heart
“Dear Heart, wish you were here to warm this night…”
8. Reason to believe
Nice sea scenes.
9. I can’t stop loving you – my favourite love song “live” performance by Andy Williams
Wow. This performance is spectacular. I love the way he sort of waltzes across the stage. Fantastic orchestra too.
10. Somewhere my love
When I was young I saw Julie Christie in a movie called: “Far from the maddening crowd.”
11. Watch what happens with Connie Francis
So nice to see these two together.
12. Language of love with Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews is such a lady.
13. Unchained melody
14. Can’t smile without you
This is fantastic. Gives a glimpse of what it is like to be a Big pop star. Lots of women want to kiss him!
15. Walk hand in hand (with me)
16. It’s all in the game
I first heard this one sung by Cliff Richard.
17. Near you
Nice boogie woogie piano.
18. My happiness
Another one of my favourite old love songs. I have a tape of Connie Francis singing this one.
19. Sail along silv’ry moon
I heard Slim Whitman do this number before.
20. People will say we’re in love
This looks like it is from the Oklahoma movie.
21. Love letters in the sand
A big hit for Pat Boone.
22. You are my sunshine
At the old age homes where I have sung, this is one of the most requested songs.
23. You’ve got a friend
Good words. It is hard to find good friends.
24. I walk the line/Folsom Prison Blues with Johnny Cash
He says he has all of Johnny Cash’s records!
25. Treat her rough with Pat Boone and Elke Sommer
Funny humour here. Well done old chap!
26. Don’t fence me in with Bing Crosby
It is amazing how Andy Williams’ career has spanned so many decades, to even include Bing Crosby.
27. Wrap your troubles in dreams with Tony Bennett
What a wonderful rapport.
28. What’d I say with Ray Charles
Wonderful to see the interaction between these two megastars.
29. Can’t take my eyes off you
Too many pretty girls!
30. Blueberry Hill
Another one of my old time favourite love songs.
31. Blue Hawaii
This old favourite love song still runs through my mind every now and then. I just wish one of these great singers would have done it in a video with the beautiful sea, the waves washing up on the beach, with the lovers walking hand in hand on the sand in the moonlight. It would be so romantic.
32. Beyond the reef
Sad, but beautiful. I have the record, but it is so nice to see it in pictures.
33. Stranger on the shore
This was a big musical hit for Acker Bilk when I was a teenager, but it is so nice now to hear the words of the song.
34. Music from across the way
35. Softly as I leave you
I heard Elvis Presley say that a man wrote this song while he was dying in a hospital bed. He didn’t want his wife to see him die.
36. May each day
Lovely words. Going through all these songs has been quite a journey.
37. The Lord’s Prayer
My wife says we should be saying the Lord’s prayer every day.
38. Amazing grace
“When we’ve been there ten thousand years.” I hope Mr. Williams made it through the pearly gates.
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