Glen Gray & Eugenie Baird, ‘My Heart Tells Me’ at #1
On this day 70 years ago, the remarkable run by the Mills Brothers’ ‘Paper Doll’ came to an end. After twelve weeks at the top of the charts, the new national Number One came courtesy of Glen Gray & Eugenie Baird with ‘My Heart Tells Me.’ A slow and sultry performance highlighted by Glen Gray’s sax work and Baird’s swooning vocals, the song was first heard as the theme to the 1943 Betty Grable musical, Sweet Rosie O’Grady; the film’s runaway success no doubt giving ‘My Heart Tells Me’ a major boost in sales.
‘My Heart Tells Me’ would cling to the Billboard Number One spot for five weeks before being dethroned in turn by Jimmy Dorsey’s massive ‘Besame Mucho.’
Click below to hear the original hit recording of Glen Gray and Eugenie Baird’s ‘My Heart Tells Me.’
This post by Collin Makamson, Family Programs & Outreach Coordinator @ The National WWII Museum