"The kid from Maine", the first singer to be called a crooner and the first to cause mass hysteria amongst his (female) fans. Later that year, this song was interpolated in the musical comedy Everybody's Welcome, where it was sung by Frances Williams. Rudy's original was reissued in the slipstream of the movie Casablanca in '42 and then became a n°1 US.
Dooley Wilson [as piano player Sam in film Casablanca; had to play this song on and on for Ingrid Bergman ("Play it Sam"); Humphrey Bogart was not amused]
Ivory Hunters [with Bob Brookmeyer and Bill Evans on piano]
Richard Allan [hit UK]
Jacques Beaulne [as Tu es partie]
Jimmy Durante [in film Sleepless In Seattle]
Esmé Bos [in Duveltjeskermis program]
Rod Stewart [with Queen Latifah on album of the same name]