Monday, October 7, 2013

Strangers in the Night

                                                                                      User: Martin Hagberg
Image: The President Awarding the Medal of Freedom to Frank Sinatra
Source: Wikimedia Commons (here)

The song was made famous in 1966 by Frank Sinatra. It was the title song for Sinatra's 1966 album Strangers in the Night, which became his most commercially successful album. The song also reached number one on the UK Singles Chart.

Sinatra's recording won him the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and the Grammy Award for Record of the Year, as well as a Grammy Award for Best Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist or Instrumentalist for Ernie Freeman at the Grammy Awards of 1967  -  Wiki

Of such a wonder
Of Sinatra and his song
Of unmatched talents

Of nostalgic strains
Of strong bidding for the top
Grabbed honors all round

Note: I had written this without looking at Kris' posting prior to writing. Pardon me for the similar utterances. I decided to let it be without having to post another one. Just shows how 'strangers' can evoke an immediate reaction to Frank's song!

Written for Chev’s CARPE DIEM #316 with prompt  -  strangers and Mary's
posting at Poets United's Poetry Pantry #170


  1. He was quite the man indeed, doing so much and entertaining a ton along the way

  2. Wow, I didnt know he won an award for freedom! Good one, Hank.

  3. a great song about strangers
    and what a coincidence that you both thought of the song

  4. This is no coincedence I think. In my opinion all the Carpe Diem contributors are somewhat bound mentally with eachother ...

  5. What a gem that song was... very cool.

  6. Hank,

    What a happy and uplifting song you have selected...No-one has repeated the sentiment that it brought!!!
    My previous Blogs have been disabled, after I found that content had been hijacked. Now I have set-up a new Blog:

  7. sinatra def had a way...and a very distinct one at that which is easily recognizable....

  8. A lovely nostalgic song Hank ~

  9. There will never be another Sinatra!! Thanks for the reminder….and the memory.