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1950, War Babies Project

Teresa Brewer

The first recording of the song was by Etienne Paree released in 1949.. in the United States, but biggest-selling version of the song was recorded by Teresa Brewer with the Dixieland All Stars in 20 December 1949, and released on December 26 as the B side to "Copenhagen" but eclipsed "Copenhagen" as a hit.

New York morning radio host Gene Rayburn lobbied for Teresa Brewer to record it, he and Dee Finch played it regularly on WNEW, and it became a number 1 hit and a million-seller in 1950. It became Brewer's signature song and earned her the nickname "Miss Music"