It’s about making the most of a snowy day by spending it with a loved one by the fire, even though Christmas is not mentioned in the lyrics. Instead of going to the beach, they stayed at wrote a winter song! In Paul Zollo’s book ‘Songwriters on Songwriting’ writer Sammy Cahn said: “’Let It Snow’ was written on Hollywood and Vine on the hottest day of the year. I said to Jule Stein, ‘Why don’t we go down to the beach and cool off?’ He said, ‘Why don’t we stay here and write a winter song.’ I went to the typewriter. ‘Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful, and since we’ve got no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.’ Now why three ‘let it snow’s’? Why not two or four? Because three is lyric.” It was originally sung by Vaughn Monroe, but Dean Martin’s version is one of the best ones, and perfectly fits his image as a swinging member of the Rat Pack without a care in the world. According to ASCAP, the most popular version on American radio is by Harry Connick Jr.
Release Date: 1945
Songwriter/s: Sammy Cahn – Jule Styne
Chart Rankings: The song was first recorded by Vaughn Monroe topping the Billboard Best Sellers music charts.
Artist’s age on Release Date: Vaughn Wilton Monroe was 34 years old and Dino Paul Crocetti known as Dean Martin was 28 years old when this song was released.
Cover Versions: Jo Stafford – Ella Fitzgerald – Andy Williams – Jessica Simpson – Carly Simon – Rod Stewart – Lindsey Stirling – Some Youtubers also covered this song.
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December 16, 2018 at 10:16 pm
Jo Stafford and the Paul Weston arrangement are number one for me.