|"Catch a Falling Star"|
|Single by Perry Como|
|Recorded||October 9, 1957|
|Songwriter(s)||Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss|
"Catch a Falling Star" is a song written by Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss. It is best known and was made famous by Perry Como's hit version, recorded and released in late 1957.
The song's melody is based on a theme from Brahms' Academic Festival Overture. Perry Como's version features the Ray Charles Singers, who sing the refrain as a repeated round.
It was Como's last number one hit, reaching number 1 on the Billboard "Most Played by Jockeys" chart but not in the overall top 100, where it reached number 3. It was the first single to receive a Recording Industry Association of America gold record certification, on March 14, 1958. Overseas, in 1958, the song also topped the Australian charts. In the UK Singles Chart, "Catch a Falling Star" peaked at number nine.
The single won Como the 1959 Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male.
The song has been featured in several films, including: