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Danke Schoen
Be My Baby
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"Danke Schoen" by Wayne Newton
" I had no idea what I was saying" -- Wayne Newton
"Danke Schoen" was originally recorded by Bert Kaempfert as an instrumental in 1962. Bobby Darin was to record a vocal version in 1963, but after hearing Wayne Newton sing at the Copacabana, Darin decided to have Newton record it. Released in late summer of 1963, it reached its high point on the chart on August 24th at #13. It was Newton's first hit record. His career began with a stint at the Fremont Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas singing with his brother. Wayne Newton would go on to become a Las Vegas headliner and would earn the nickname, "Mr. Las Vegas." His biggest hit would be "Daddy , Don't You Walk So Fast" (#4) in 1972. "Danke Schoen" is perhaps best known for its use in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off' when Ferris (Matthew Broderick) lip synchs the song while riding in a float for the Von Steuben Day Parade in Chicago.

 

 

 

 

LYRICS:

Danke schoen, darling, danke schoen
Thank you for all the joy and pain
Picture show, second balcony, was the place we'd meet
Second seat, go dutch treat, you were sweet

Danke schoen, darling, danke schoen
Save those lies, darling don't explain
I recall Central Park in fall
How you tore your dress, what a mess, I confess
That's not all

Danke schoen, darling, danke schoen
Thank you for walks down Lover's Lane
I can see, hearts carved on a tree
Letters intertwined, for all time
Yours and mine, that was fine

Danke schoen, darling, danke schoen
Thank you for seeing me again
Though we go on our separate ways
Still the memory stays, for always
My heart says, "Danke schoen"

Danke schoen, oh darling, danke schoen
I said, thank you for seeing me again
Though we go on our separate ways
Still the memory stays, for always
My heart says, "Danke schoen"

Danke schoen
Auf wiedersehen
Danke schoen

week debuted highest ranking Date Highest Rank Weeks in Top Twenty Weeks in Top Forty BillBoard Rank Cashbox Ranking GT rank
1963 8 3 13 1963 8 24 4 8


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