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.
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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.