Song title 129 - Stranger in Paradise

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Stranger in Paradise Region Profile

This page lists the chart runs for songs called "Stranger in Paradise" in order of success. This list combines cover versions and distinct songs that happen to share the same title.

# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Tony Bennett Stranger in Paradise 1954 UK 1 - Apr 1955 (16 weeks), US CashBox 1 - Nov 1953 (25 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 7 weeks - Apr 1955, Record Mirror 1 for 6 weeks - May 1955, Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Nov 1955, US Billboard 2 - Nov 1953 (19 weeks), US invalid BB 2 of 1953, POP 2 of 1953, US 1940s 3 - Dec 1953 (19 weeks), Your Hit Parade 5 of 1954, US BB 19 of 1954, Brazil 38 of 1955, UKMIX 273, RYM 28 of 1953
2 Four Aces Stranger in Paradise 1955 US CashBox 1 - Dec 1953 (22 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 7 weeks - Apr 1955, US Billboard 3 - May 1953 (16 weeks), US 1940s 5 - Dec 1953 (16 weeks), UK 6 - May 1955 (6 weeks), US BB 29 of 1954, Italy 29 of 1957, Brazil 35 of 1955, RYM 147 of 1955
3 Tony Martin Stranger in Paradise 1954 US CashBox 1 - Jan 1954 (17 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 7 weeks - Apr 1955, UK 6 - Apr 1955 (13 weeks), US invalid BB 7 of 1954, US Billboard 10 - Jan 1954 (11 weeks), US 1940s 10 - Jan 1954 (9 weeks), POP 13 of 1954
4 Eddie Calvert Stranger in Paradise 1955 Italy 7 of 1957, UK 14 - May 1955 (4 weeks), RYM 180 of 1955
5 Don Cornell Stranger in Paradise 1955 UK 19 - Apr 1955 (2 weeks), RYM 193 of 1955
6 Bing Crosby Stranger in Paradise 1955 UK 17 - Apr 1955 (2 weeks)
7 Gordon MacRae Stranger in Paradise 1953 US Billboard 29 - Dec 1953 (1 week)

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24 Jul 2015

Song Title 50 - Stranger In Paradise

There is at least (1) more cover version of this song that should be addedhere (maybe more). Gloria Lasso - Etranger Au Paradis (currently #62 in 1954).

This page doesn't list cover versions it lists all songs with the same title. As such the song you suggest, despite being a cover version, has a different title. There is a really good case for changing the title, but we feel not quite good enough.


28 Jul 2013

the melody lives on ... again

The melody has resurfaced as the opening theme of the new anime series Appleseed XIII. +In the credits, it lists Conisch as the artist/composer, but he must have inspired by Kismet's "Stranger in Paradise" from the 1953 musical Kismet and is credited to Robert Wright and George Forrest. Like all the music in that show, the melody was taken from music composed by Alexander Borodin (1833-1887), in this case, the "Gliding Dance of the Maidens," from the Polovtsian Dances.


1 Mar 2010

"Stranger in Paradise" - by Tony Bennett.

It's interesting to note that "Stranger in Paradise" (by Tony Bennett) didn't arrive in Australia until 2 years after it made the charts in the US. (Nov-1953 in the US, and Nov-1955 in Australia).

The song came from the musical "Kismet" which opened in New York in 1953. A production opened in London in April 1955 (which explains the timing of the UK hit). An MGM film was released in 1955 as well. We suspect that either the film or an local version of the stage musical caused the song to be a hit in Australia in late 1955.

This is exactly the kind of cross-chart insight that this site was created for, thank you for pointing it out.