If anyone is a connoisseur of music, they are no stranger to the name ‘Frank Sinatra.’ He was one of those artists who set a benchmark for the American music industry from the 1940s all the way till the late 1970s. Having sold over 150 million records worldwide, he is, to this day, known as one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Born in America to Italian immigrants in 1915, Sinatra had no prior knowledge or tuition of music. Sinatra, popularly known as ‘Ol’ Blue Eyes’ for his deep blue eyes, released his first album, The Voice of Frank Sinatra, in 1946 and has earned a place in the hearts of several music lovers. He was also known for his lavish lifestyle and suave dressing sense.
During the mid-1940s, he was also heavily involved in politics and was even investigated by the FBI for his involvement with the mafia. It is said that Johnny Fontane’s character in the bestselling book ‘The Godfather’ by Mario Puzo, was inspired by Sinatra’s life. But he had at the time denied all those claims.
Everyone who listens to his songs can’t help but sway to his easy listening jazz music and magnetic voice. Although this list just brushes the surface of all the great records that he has published so far, here are a few songs that we think you should definitely check out-
1. Somethin’ Stupid (1967)
2. Strangers in the Night (1966)
3. Fly Me To The Moon (1964)
4. Witchcraft (1957)
5. Come Fly With Me (1958)
6. I've Got You Under My Skin (1966)
7. Always (1961)
8. My Funny Valentine (1937)
9. Summer Wind ( 1966)
10. c (1964) (cover version of song by Fred Astaire)