Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby hit songs and albums
Bing Crosby was born Harry Lillis Crosby Jr. on May 3, 1903 in Tacoma, Washington, and was an American singer, comedian, actor and one could even say the first multimedia star. Bing Crosby began his solo career in 1931, making his nationwide solo radio debut with a weekly 15-minute radio broadcast which led to him being signed, and by the end of 1931 he’d featured on ten of the Top 50 songs of that year. Bing Crosby was a busy man during this period, starting a family, a film career (notably with Bob Hope) and literally saving the music industry during the Great Depression in 1934 when he suggested that singles should be cheaper than a dollar, leading to many acts signing to Decca because of Bing’s influence. Bing Crosby worked throughout World War II, as well as entertaining troops and learning German from sight as to be able to read propaganda messages, and was christened Der Bingle by his German listeners. Bing Crosby’s biggest hit was his recording of Irving Berlin's White Christmas, which he introduced on a Christmas Day radio broadcast in 1941, and which went on to sell over 50 million copies worldwide as well as winning an Academy Award for Best Song. Bing Crosby was one of the biggest artists in US chart history, with 396 entries across his career, and also was responsible for popularising tapes when he would pre-record his radio shows and was shown recording himself in the movie Mr Music which basically invented the home taping revolution, and was also helped to develop a video recorder. Bing Crosby’s UK Official Chart career saw only a fraction of his songs become successful, with White Christmas only reaching Number 5, although since the advent of streaming in 2014, it has clocked up over 28 million plays. Bing Crosby also scored a posthumous festive hit with a duet with David Bowie – Peace on Earth/ Little Drummer Boy – taken from his 1977 Christmas TV special filmed shortly before he died that October and released as a single in 1982. Bing Crosby died on October 14, 1977 after flying to Spain to enjoy a game of golf, collapsing 20 yards away from the clubhouse, after suffering a massive heart attack after his final words “That was a great game of golf, fellas, let’s go get a Coke”.
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    Weeks in Top 75

Latest news about Bing Crosby

Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1
Chart
Facts
20.11.
1952
THE ISLE OF INNISFREE
BING CROSBY
BRUNSWICK 04900
03 12 00
11.12.
1952
ZING A LITTLE ZONG
BING CROSBY AND JANE WYMAN
BRUNSWICK 04981
10 02 00
25.12.
1952
SILENT NIGHT, HOLY NIGHT
BRUNSWICK 03929
08 02 00
25.03.
1954
CHANGING PARTNERS
BING CROSBY
BRUNSWICK 05244
09 03 00
13.01.
1955
COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS INSTEAD OF SHEEP
BRUNSWICK 05339
11 03 00
05.05.
1955
STRANGER IN PARADISE
BING CROSBY
BRUNSWICK 05410
17 02 00
03.05.
1956
IN A LITTLE SPANISH TOWN
BRUNSWICK 05543
22 03 00
29.11.
1956
TRUE LOVE
BING CROSBY AND GRACE KELLY
CAPITOL CL14645
04 27 00
30.05.
1957
AROUND THE WORLD
BING CROSBY
BRUNSWICK 05674
05 15 00
09.08.
1975
THAT'S WHAT LIFE IS ALL ABOUT
UNITED ARTISTS UP35852
41 04 00
03.12.
1977
WHITE CHRISTMAS
BING CROSBY
MCA 111
05 34 00
27.11.
1982
PEACE ON EARTH/LITTLE DRUMMER BOY
DAVID BOWIE AND BING CROSBY
RCA BOW12
03 10 00
Buy
03.12.
1983
TRUE LOVE {1983}
BING CROSBY AND GRACE KELLY
CAPITOL CL315
70 06 00
24.12.
1983
WHITE CHRISTMAS {1983}
NO-LABEL MIUCT2723
95 02 00
Buy
14.12.
1985
WHITE CHRISTMAS {1985}
MCA BING1
69 04 00
22.12.
2007
PEACE ON EARTH LITTLE DRUMMER BOY
BING CROSBY & DAVID BOWIE
CAPITOL MIUCT3498
73 02 00
Buy
Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1
Chart
Facts
08.10.
1960
JOIN BING AND SING ALONG
WARNER BROTHERS WM4021
07 11 00
21.12.
1974
WHITE CHRISTMAS
BING CROSBY
MCA MCF2568
45 03 00
20.09.
1975
THAT'S WHAT LIFE IS ALL ABOUT
UNITED ARTISTS UAG29730
28 06 00
05.11.
1977
LIVE AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM
K-TEL NE951
09 02 00
05.11.
1977
THE BEST OF BING
BING CROSBY
MCA MCF2540
41 07 00
17.12.
1977
SEASONS
BING CROSBY
POLYDOR 2442151
25 06 00
05.05.
1979
SONGS OF A LIFETIME
BING CROSBY
PHILIPS 6641923
29 03 00
Buy
14.12.
1991
CHRISTMAS WITH BING CROSBY
TELSTAR STAR2468
66 03 00
Buy
23.11.
1996
THE BEST OF
BING CROSBY
MCA MCD11561
59 04 00
03.01.
2019
CHRISTMAS CLASSICS
BING CROSBY
UMC/VIRGIN 5772360
69 02 00
Buy
02.01.
2020
THE VOICE OF CHRISTMAS - THE COMPLETE
POLYDOR 0602567845638
84 01 00