( I Love You ) Don't You Forget It

Music by Henry Mancini and lyrics by Al Stillman ,1963
 
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
and the Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Hugo & Luigi
 
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recording Time 2:45
 
Recorded May 01, 1963   ~  Matrix No. PHA1-4019 Take 6

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Single release: RCA-45RPM-47-8186-B ( May 13, 1963 )
Single Flip Side: "One More Mountain"
US Chart Position No. 39 ( June 1, 1963 ) / German Chart Position No.17
Charted Adult Contemporary No. 16 ( June 29, 1963 )
 
UK Single Maxi Million Series  45-RPM RCA 2469-A  ( 1963 )
Single Flip Side: "Delaware" and "Caterina"
 
Album issue: CAM-LP12 "Love Makes the World Go Round" CAS-805 STEREO 1964
 
I Love You ( Don't You Forget It )Love Makes the World Go 'Round ~ 1964 UK Maxi Single 1963
 
Al Stillman added words to an instrumental composition that Henry Mancini had originally titled 'Tinpanola'
and came up with this catchy song. It must have the easiest-to-learn lyrics in all of popular music: just the
words 'I love you and don't you forget it,' over and over, with an occasional line that keeps count of the number of
times the phrase has been said. It's a cute idea and you can almost see Perry's grin as he sings it.
( notes from "The Incomparable Como" Readers Digest UK compilation 1975 )
 
Notes: ~ this song was Perry's last charted single produced by Hugo & Luigi and recorded
with Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra following the album sessions for "The Songs I Love" in 1963.
The song was adapted from Henry Mancini's instrumental composition "Tinpanola" with lyrics by Al Stillman.
Both sides of this single were released in the 1964 RCA Camden compilation "Love Makes the World Go Round" CAS-805(e) and,
despite disclaimers on the cover, released in true stereo. Although unverified, Bob Simpson likely engineered both
tracks at the time of recording. He did do the mastering for the Camden release which is unusual for a budget release of this kind.

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