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Mills Brothers

Paper Doll

Vocal
  • Pop
  • Space
  • Country
  • Vocal
  • Jazz
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1943
  • 1943
  • 1942
  • 1944
  • 1941
  • 1968

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“Paper Doll” was a hit song for the Mills Brothers. In the United States it held the number-one position on the Billboard singles chart for twelve weeks, from November 6, 1943, to January 22, 1944. The success of the song represented something of a revival for the group, after a few years of declining sales. It is one of the fewer than thirty all-time singles to have sold 10 million (or more) copies worldwide. The song has been named one of the Songs of the Century and has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. It appeared in the films The Execution of Private Slovik and The Majestic and in the British television miniseries The Singing Detective. Four lines of it are sung by Rodolfo in the first act of Arthur Miller’s play A View from the Bridge. It is also referenced in... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ When I come home at night she will be waiting ... She'll be the truest doll in all this world ... I'd rather have a Paper Doll to call my own

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