- I'm Sitting on Top of the World
"I'm Sitting on Top of the World" is a popular
The music was written by
Ray Henderson, the lyrics by Sam M. Lewisand Joe Young. The song was published in 1925.
The song was first recorded by either Art Gillham or
Al Jolson. Art Gillham (‘the Whispering Pianist’) recorded ‘I'm Sitting on Top of the World’ on 24 October 1925.
Notable cover versions
Notable interpretations have been recorded by these performers:
Carl Perkins, Doris Day, Taj Mahal& Corey Harris, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespieand Jerry Lewis. (Source: [http://www.carlinamerica.com/titles/titles.cgi?MODULE=DETAIL&ID=324&terms=1925 CarlinAmerica.com] )
Additionally, the song "I'm On My Way" by
The Proclaimersmakes reference to the song, saying "I'd have Al Jolsonsing 'I'm sittin' on top of the world'.
This song is the end theme in the 1995 motion-picture of Shakespeare's "Richard III" with Sir Ian McKellen.
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