"Moonlight Serenade" is an American popular song with original music by Glenn Miller and subsequent lyrics by Mitchell Parish (Moonlight Serenade).
When Miller recorded Sunrise Serenade in 1939, he placed this song on the back. The song, recorded on April 4, 1939 on RCA Bluebird, was a Top Ten hit on the U.S. pop charts in 1939, reaching number three on the Billboard charts, where it stayed for fifteen weeks. It was the no.5 top pop hit of 1939 on Billboard in the year end Billboard tally of the top records of 1939. Glenn Miller had 5 records in the top 20 songs of 1939 on Billboard's list.
In the UK, "Moonlight Serenade" was released as the A side of a 78 on His Master's Voice with American Patrol as the B side. The recording reached number twelve in the UK in March 1954, staying on the chart for one week.
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