Doris Day makes chart history with her first UK ‘Top 10’ album ‘My Heart’ plus enter to win a framed & SIGNED photograph!September 11, 2011 18 Comments
According to the Official Charts Company, Doris Day has become the oldest recording artist to attain a UK ‘Top 10’ hit with an album featuring new material.
Ms. Day’s latest release ‘My Heart‘ made its debut on the official UK album chart at #9 – this is her highest recorded chart position of all her UK album releases since the chart began in 1958 (until today Doris Day’s highest charting album had been her 1979 compilation “20 Golden Greats” which peaked in the UK at #12).
‘My Heart’ was also the 2nd highest “new album” entry having fought off stiff competition from new releases by the American/Scottish musical theatre performer and star of BBC TV show “Torchwood” – John Barrowman (“Tonight’s The Night, The Very Best Of“) and English soft rock legend – Chris Rea (“Santo Spirito Blues“).
The GRAMMY award winning singer’s big chart comeback is in part thanks to the overwhelming support offered by BBC Radio 2. The UK’s “most listened to radio station” kept Ms. Day’s lead singer for radio, ‘Heaven Tonight’, on their main playlist for the last few weeks which made her “the oldest star in history to be playlisted on BBC Radio 2”. The mass amount of airplay combined with the music-buying power of her loyal fan base has without a doubt helped Doris Day attain her various new chart accolades!
Thanks to the very kind folks at Sony Music we are celebrating this triumph with the launch today of a very special ‘lucky draw’ competition. We are offering you a chance to win a limited edition 11″x7″ ‘My Heart’ promotional photograph which has been personally signed by Ms. Day and professionally framed ready to hang on your wall.
Before you enter the competition, we’d like to recommend you to go treat yourself to a copy of Ms. Day’s best-selling album. We think it is a beautiful release made special by the fact that it features many previously unreleased recordings and other songs lovingly picked by Doris Day. The European import CD of ‘My Heart’ will be available from the American retailer amazon.com as of Tuesday, 13 September 2011.
LUCKY DRAW IS NOW CLOSED!
This lucky draw is now closed and a winner has been selected.
To enter we asked you previously to email in your response to this question:
“What is your favourite song on Doris Day’s new album ‘My Heart’ and why”
The closing date to enter this prize draw is the 15 November 2011. The best answer will be selected from entrants and the winner’s prize dispatched from the UK by the most economical postal method available (the winner can opt to pay an upgrade fee to have their prize sent by a more speedy ‘Registered’ method). The competition is only open to one entrant per household.
- Hurry, It’s Lovely Up Here (Written by Alan Jay Lerner & Burton Lane) +
- Daydream (Written by John Sebastian) +
- Way I Dreamed It (Written by Bruce Johnston & Terry Melcher) +
- Heaven Tonight (Written by Bruce Johnston) +
- My One & Only Love (Written by Robert Mellin & Guy Wood)
- My Heart (Written by Bruce Johnston & Terry Melcher) +
- You Are So Beautiful (Written by Billy Preston & Bruce Fisher) +
- Life Is Just A Bowl of Cherries (Written by Ray Henderson & Les Brown)
- Disney Girls (Written by Bruce Johnston) +
- My Buddy (Written by Walter Donaldson & Gus Kahn)
- Happy Endings (Bruce Johnston & Terry Melcher) +
[Sung by Terry with introduction by Doris Day]
- Ohio (Betty Comden, Adolph Green & Leonard Bernstein)
+ Previously Unreleased Song