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Bobby Darin

Mack The Knife

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“Mack the Knife” or “The Ballad of Mack the Knife”, originally “Die Moritat von Mackie Messer”, is a song composed by Kurt Weill with lyrics by Bertolt Brecht for their music drama Die Dreigroschenoper, or, as it is known in English, The Threepenny Opera. It premiered in Berlin in 1928 at the Theater am Schiffbauerdamm. The song has become a popular standard. Read on...

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This song is listed #251 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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Most votes come from Argentina, United States, Germany, and Switzerland.

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