Discography

US & UK Hits

This discography is not comprehensive and focuses on songs that were hits in USA and UK. Additions and corrections are welcome.
Song titles are alphabetical, chart positions are shown. The original recording is shown first; then other known artist recordings are listed.

Mort´s songs have sold in excess of 30,000,000 records. He has won more than 25 BMI Awards and CANT GET USED TO LOSING YOU, TEENAGER IN LOVE + LITTLE SISTER have each logged more than 2,500,000 feature broadcast performances in the USA. SUSPICION over 3,000.000, THIS MAGIC MOMENT over 6,500,000 and SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME has now clocked up more than a staggering 7,000,000 plays! SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME is one of the 25 Most Performed Songs of All Time and was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame As A Recording Of Lasting, Qualitative And Historical Significance; It was also nominated for Grammy Song Of The Year in 1960 and ranked 182 on Rolling Stones Songs of All Time. In 1992, Mort was elected into The Songwriter´s Hall of Fame. In March 2010 Mort will be inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in New York.


ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY MORT SHUMAN & DOC POMUS
except as indicated below using these numbers:

1. JERRY RAGOVOY/MORT SHUMAN
2. CLIVE WESTLAKE/MORT SHUMAN
3. JACQUES BREL & GERARD JOUANNEST/MORT SHUMAN
4. JAY LESLIE McFARLAND/MORT SHUMAN
5. KENNY LYNCH/MORT SHUMAN
6. RAY CHARLES/DOC POMUS/MORT SHUMAN


US Chart Key
AC = ADULT CONTEMPORARY
R&B = RHYTHM +& BLUES
R = ROCK
C = COUNTRY


Song Title Recording Artist US Chart
Position
UK Chart
Position
Audio/
Video Link
         
A MESS OF BLUES ELVIS PRESLEY 32 2
  STATUS QUO   15  
         
ANGEL EYES

JAMES DARREN

47    
  BILLY FURY      
         
CAN’T GET USED TO LOSING YOU ANDY WILLIAMS 2 2 Click here to Listen to Track
  THE BEAT AC 1 3  
         
FIRST TASTE OF LOVE BEN E. KING 53 27  
GET IT WHILE YOU CAN (1) HOWARD TATE R&B-12   Click here to Listen to Track Click here to Listen to Track
  JANIS JOPLIN     Click here to Listen to Track
  BAND OF GYPSY’S
(w JIMI HENDRIX)
     
         
GO JIMMY GO JIMMY CLANTON 5   Click here to Listen to Track
         
HERE I GO AGAIN THE HOLLIES   4 Click here to Listen to Track
         
HOUND DOG MAN FABIAN 9 46 Click here to Listen to Track
         
HUSHABYE THE MYSTICS 20   Click here to Listen to Track Click here to Listen to Track
  THE BEACH BOYS     Click here to Listen to Track Click here to Listen to Track
  JAY & THE AMERICANS 62    
         
I COUNT THE TEARS THE DRIFTERS 17 28 Click here to Listen to Track
  THE SEARCHERS      
  ROSANNE CASH      
         
I DIG GIRLS BOBBY RYDELL 46   Click here to Listen to Track
         
(IF YOU CRY) TRUE LOVE, TRUE LOVE THE DRIFTERS 33    
    R&B-5    
         
I’M A MAN FABIAN 31   Click here to Listen to Track
  MORT SHUMAN     Click here to Listen to Track
         
IT’S A LONELY TOWN (LONELY WITHOUT YOU) GENE McDANIELS 64    
         
JACKY (3) SCOTT WALKER   22 Click here to Listen to Track
  MARC ALMOND   17  
       
KISS ME QUICK ELVIS PRESLEY 34 14  
         
LITTLE CHILDREN (4) BILLY J KRAMER & THE DAKOTAS
1    
         
LITTLE SISTER ELVIS PRESLEY 5 1  
  RY COODER      
  DWIGHT YOAKAM     Click here to Listen to Track
         
LONELY WINDS THE DRIFTERS 54   Click here to Listen to Track
    R&B-9    
  THE WALKER BROTHERS      
         
LOOK AT GRANNY RUN, RUN (1) HOWARD TATE R&B-12    
         
LOVE’S JUST A BROKEN HEART CILLA BLACK   5 Click here to Listen to Track
         
(MARIE’S THE NAME OF) HIS LATEST FLAME ELVIS PRESLEY 4 1 Click here to Listen to Track
         
NO ONE (6) RAY CHARLES 21 35 Click here to Listen to Track
  BRENDA LEE 98   Click here to Listen to Track
  CONNIE FRANCIS      
         
PLAIN JANE BOBBY DARIN 38   Click here to Listen to Track
         
ROOM FULL OF TEARS THE DRIFTERS 72    
         
SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME THE DRIFTERS 1 2 Click here to Listen to Track
    R&B1    
  DOLLY PARTON C3   Click here to Listen to Track
    AC12    
    P45    
  BEN E KING   69  
  BUCK OWENS C11    
  GENERAL SAINT   74  
  DAMITA JO 22    
  DE FRANCO FAMILY 18    
  MICHAEL BUBLE 99   Click here to Listen to Track
    AC1    
  DION      
  THE BEATLES – (“LET IT BE SESSIONS”)      
  IKE + TINA TURNER      
  NEIL DIAMOND      
  NILSSON      
  JERRY LEE LEWIS      
  EMMYLOU HARRIS      
  AARON NEVILLE     Click here to Listen to Track
  PAUL ANKA      
  THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS      
  BRUCE WILLIS      
  BON JOVI & WILLY DE VILLE      
  HARRY CONNICK Jnr      
  THE TROGGS      
  BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN     Click here to Listen to Track
  PETULA CLARK      
  DALIDA      
  GENO DELAFOSE      
         
SEVEN DAY WEEKEND GARY US BONDS 27   Click here to Listen to Track
  NEW YORK DOLLS      
         
SHA LA LA LEE (5) THE SMALL FACES   3 Click here to Listen to Track
  PLASTIC BERTRAND      
         
SPANISH LACE GENE McDANIELS 31   Click here to Listen to Track
  THE DRIFTERS      
         
STOP HOWARD TATE 76    
    R&B-15    
  BAND OF GYPSY’S
(w JIMI HENDRIX)
    Click here to Listen to Track
         
SURRENDER ELVIS PRESLEY 1 1 Click here to Listen to Track
         
SUSPICION ELVIS PRESLEY   9 Click here to Listen to Track
  TERRY STAFFORD 3 31 Click here to Listen to Track
         
SWEETS FOR MY SWEET THE DRIFTERS 16    
    R+B 10    
  THE SEARCHERS   1  
  C J LEWIS   3  
  BRIAN WILSON      
  TONY ORLANDO AC 20    
    C 54    
  NEIL DIAMOND      
  TINA CHARLES    26  
         
TEENAGER IN LOVE DION + THE BELMONTS 5 28 Click here to Listen to Track Click here to Listen to Track
  MARTY WILDE   2 Click here to Listen to Track Click here to Listen to Track
  CRAIG DOUGLAS   13  
  BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS     Click here to Listen to Track
         
THIS MAGIC MOMENT THE DRIFTERS 16   Click here to Listen to Track
  JAY & THE AMERICANS 6    
  LOU REED (IN DAVID LYNCH’S ‘LOST HIGHWAY’)     Click here to Listen to Track
  DIANA ROSS       
 

MARVIN GAYE

     
  MISFITS      
  THE MOUNTAIN GOATS      
         
TOO GOOD LITTLE TONY & HIS BROTHERS   19 Click here to Listen to Track
         
TURN ME LOOSE FABIAN 9   Click here to Listen to Track
         
VIVA LAS VEGAS ELVIS PRESLEY 29 15  
  ZZ TOP   R16 Click here to Listen to Track
  BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN     Click here to Listen to Track
  DEAD KENNEDY’S     Click here to Listen to Track
  SHAWN COLVIN     Click here to Listen to Track
         
WHAT GOOD AM I (4) CILLA BLACK   24 Click here to Listen to Track
         
WHITE BUCKS AND SADDLE SHOES BOBBY PEDRICK JNR
aka ROBERT JOHN
74   Click here to Listen to Track
         
WORLD OF BROKEN HEARTS AMEN CORNER   24 Click here to Listen to Track
         
WRONG FOR EACH OTHER ANDY WILLIAMS 34   Click here to Listen to Track
         
YOUR OTHER LOVE THE FLAMINGOS 54   Click here to Listen to Track
  DEAN MARTIN     Click here to Listen to Track
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