What Are Some of the Most Successful Dean Martin Songs?


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Some of the most successful Dean Martin songs include "That's Amore," "Return to Me" and "Jingle Bells." Despite his death in 1995, Martin's rendition of "Let It Snow" was the most-played Christmas song of 2013, according to radio station WOMC.

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Composer Harry Warren and lyricist Jack Brooks wrote Dean Martin's hit, "That's Amore," in 1952 for the movie "The Caddy." Dean Martin starred in "The Caddy" with Jerry Lewis before the pair entered into a long personal feud. In Jerry Lewis' 2005 book "Dean & Me (A Love Story)," Lewis claims that he paid the writing team to write "That's Amore" for Martin, because, at the time Lewis said he felt sorry for Martin and his seemingly stalled show business career. In 1964, Dean Martin overthrew the Beatles' hit "A Hard Day's Night" to take the number one spot on the popular music charts with his song "Everybody Loves Somebody."

After Martin's death, PGA of America featured Martin's hit "Let The Good Times In" in its television advertising. In 2014, watch manufacturer Tudor used Martin's popular number "Gentle On My Mind" in a television advertisement, according to Sony Music Entertainment. In 2000, filmmaker Bonnie Hunt used Martin's "Return to Me" as the title song in a romantic comedy by the same name. The movie also featured several other Dean Martin songs.

Other Martin hits include "You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You" and "Come Back to Sorrento."

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