"Powder Your Face with Sunshine"
is a popular song
written by Carmen Lombardo
and Stanley Rochinski
, and published in 1948
. The two biggest hit versions of the song were recorded by Evelyn Knight
and by the Sammy Kaye
The recording by Evelyn Knight was recorded on November 16, 1948 and released by Decca Records as catalog number 24530. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on December 17, 1948 and lasted 17 weeks on the chart, peaking at #3.
The recording by Sammy Kaye was recorded in December, 1948 and released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-3321 (78 rpm) and 47-2901 (45 rpm). It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on January 28, 1949 and lasted 8 weeks on the chart, peaking at #14.
Other recordings were made about the same time:
- by Dean Martin (on December 17, 1948, released by Capitol Records as catalog number 15351)
- by Doris Day and Buddy Clark, with George Siravo's orchestra (on December 20, 1948, released by Columbia Records as catalog number 38394)
- by Blue Barron and his orchestra (on December 21, 1948, released by MGM Records as catalog number 10346) and
- by British singer Donald Peers, with Peter Yorke's orchestra (on March 26, 1949, released by HMV Records as catalog number B 9764).
Other recordings were also made at that time and subsequently.