May 14, 2018, marks the 20th anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s passing. He was a well-known singer & actor, whose music and films are timeless. He had many hits including My Way, Fly Me to the Moon, “New York, New York”, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Somethin’ Stupid (featuring his first wife Nancy Sinatra).
Frank Sinatra was the early example of swing music, which is making a comeback in recent years. Many of his songs have remade or made into covers over the years, including Canadian Singer Michael Buble.
I’ve listened to Frank Sinatra’s music since I was a kid. It started with his main hits album that we had at home. I’ve seen many of his movies too, including some with Gene Kelly. They were a
very entertaining duo. It’s no surprise that almost every film in which he acted he sang. His voice was distinct and unique for that time. He started in a band before going solo as a singer. There were also other hits such as The Way You Look Tonight, Strangers in the Night, Moon River, Summer Wind, Love And Marriage Life, and “That’s Life”, and Summer Wind.
One of his most famous songs was “My Way”, which had a similar musical style as Claude Francois’s “Comme D’habitude”. Some say that Sinatra had plagiarised the song “Comme D’habitude”, that’s what I heard.
My favourite songs include “New York, New York”, “My Way”, “Fly Me to the Moon”, “Something Stupid” featuring his first wife Nancy Sinatra, Strangers in the Night, Moon River, Summer Wind, and so many others.