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"All the Way"
Single by Frank Sinatra
ReleasedSeptember 1957 (1957-09)
RecordedAugust 13, 1957
StudioCapitol, Hollywood, California
Composer(s)Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyricist(s)Sammy Cahn
Frank Sinatra singles chronology
"Something Wonderful Happens in Summer"
"All the Way"
"Mistletoe and Holly"

"All the Way" is a song published in 1957 by Maraville Music Corporation. The music was written by Jimmy Van Heusen with lyrics by Sammy Cahn.[1]

Frank Sinatra recording

In 1957, a recording of "All the Way", was made famous by Frank Sinatra[2] It was introduced in the film The Joker Is Wild.[1] Sinatra also had the best-selling recorded version of the song. Aside from this song, he also sang "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)" for the movie. It wound up as the flipside of "All the Way" when Capitol Records released the song as a single. The single reached #15 in sales and #2 in airplay in Billboard's charts.[3] The track peaked at #3 in the UK Singles Chart.[1] The song in its orchestral arrangement by Nelson Riddle received the 1957 Academy Award for Best Original Song.[1] Sinatra rerecorded the song, with a Nelson Riddle arrangement, for his 1963 album Sinatra's Sinatra.


Mina performed "Si, amor", the Italian version of the song, in Canzonissima, a 1968 RAI musical variety series. Neil Sedaka also recorded "Si, amor" in the mid-1960s.

Cover versions

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After the Frank Sinatra recording, "All the Way" has been covered since by many musicians, including:


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