Doris Day’s 1956 hit single “Que Sera Sera” to be inducted into the 2012 GRAMMY
Hall Of Fame
With just a couple weeks to go until the US release of Doris Day’s new album “My
Heart” the singer has just received another big honour from The Recording
Continuing its tradition of preserving and celebrating great recordings, The
Recording Academy announced yesterday that Ms. Day’s signature tune “Que Sera
Sera” (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) would be one of the newest additions to its
GRAMMY Hall Of Fame.
“We are especially honored to welcome this year’s selection of some of the
most influential recordings of the last century. Marked by both cultural and
historical significance, these works truly have influenced and inspired
audiences for generations, and we are thrilled to induct them into our
growing catalog of outstanding recordings.” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO
of The Recording Academy.
“Que Sera Sera” (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) was written by songwriting duo Jay
Livingston and Ray Evans. The academy award winning song notably featured in the
Alfred Hitchcock thriller The
Man Who Knew Too Much which starred Doris Day and James Stewart. In 1956,
Doris Day released a studio recording of the song on Columbia Records. Her
single was a hit on both sides of the Atlantic having reached #2 on the American
Billboard Hot 100 chart and #1 on the UK Singles chart. To this day, the
multi-million selling single remains as one of Doris Day’s most successful and
best loved solo recordings.
“Que Sera Sera” is Ms. Day’s third recording to be inducted into the GRAMMY Hall
Of Fame. Her other songs previously honoured were “Sentimental Journey” and
Other 2012 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inductees include Bruce Springsteen, civil rights
activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Gloria Gaynor, the Rolling Stones and Tina
Turner, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Paul Simon. All the 2012 selections
were made by a special member committee comprising eminent and knowledgeable
professionals from all branches of the recording arts, with final approval by
The Recording Academy’s National Board of Trustees.
Tune in to the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards live from Staples Center in Los Angeles
on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.