True Love (Cole Porter song)


"True Love" is a popular song written by American songwriter Cole Porter, published in 1956. The song was introduced by Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly in the musical film High Society.[2] "True Love" was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Kelly's contribution on the record is relatively minor, duetting with Crosby on only the final chorus. Nonetheless, the single is co-credited to her.

"True Love"
Single by Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly
from the album High Society
B-side"Well, Did You Evah!"
ReleasedAugust 1956
RecordedFebruary 22, 1956
GenreEasy listening
Length3:07
LabelCapitol Records
Songwriter(s)Cole Porter
Producer(s)Johnny Green
"True Love"
Single by Richard Chamberlain
from the album Richard Chamberlain Sings
B-side"I Will Love You"
Released1963
Recorded1963
GenreSoul
Length2:17
LabelMGM
Songwriter(s)Cole Porter
Richard Chamberlain singles chronology
"All I Have to Do Is Dream/Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo"
(1963)
"True Love"
(1963)
"Blue Guitar"
(1963)
"True Love"
Single by George Harrison
from the album Thirty Three & 1/3
B-side"Pure Smokey"
ReleasedFebruary 18, 1977
Length2:45
LabelDark Horse
Songwriter(s)Cole Porter
George Harrison singles chronology
"Crackerbox Palace"
(1977)
"True Love"
(1977)
"It's What You Value"
(1977)
"True Love"
Single by Elton John and Kiki Dee
from the album Duets
B-side"The Show Must Go On", "Runaway Train"
ReleasedNovember 8, 1993 (1993-11-08)[1]
Length3:33
LabelRocket
Songwriter(s)Cole Porter
Producer(s)Narada Michael Walden
Elton John singles chronology
"Simple Life"
(1993)
"True Love"
(1993)
"Don't Go Breaking My Heart"
(1994)
Kiki Dee singles chronology
"Angel Eyes"
(1987)
"True Love"
(1993)

Background


The Crosby-Kelly version, accompanied by Johnny Green's MGM studio orchestra using a romantic arrangement by Conrad Salinger, was a hit single, peaking at number four in the United Kingdom, number three in Australia and number one in the Netherlands.

Recordings that charted


Other recordings


Other versions to achieve success include:

Charts


Certifications


Region CertificationCertified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[49]
Elton John and Kiki Dee version
Silver 200,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

In popular culture


  • "True Love" is the name of a yacht on which two of the characters honeymoon in the play The Philadelphia Story, on which the musical is based. Bing Crosby later owned a 55-foot Constellation yacht which he named the "True Love".

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