Frank Sinatra had a popular recording of America The Beautiful (Columbia 36886) in 1945; it was the flip side of his hit, The House I Live In.
Elvis sang America The Beautiful at many of his concerts from 1975 to 1977. The single release was recorded at the midnight show at the Las Vegas Hilton on December 13, 1975. The labels of the promotional copies and some of the commercial releases incorrectly listed the song's title as America. America The Beautiful failed to chart. The song was played by three children on kazoos in Elvis's 1969 movie, The Trouble With Girls.
Many television stations use Ray Charles's version of America The Beautiful to sign off at night.
O beautiful for spacious skies
O beautiful... for spacious skies
Where it was released:
First released on single »
- My Way / America The Beautiful (RCA PB-11165) November 1977. Standard release »
- My Way / America The Beautiful (RCA JH-11165) November 1977. Disc jockey promotional release. The label incorrectly listed America The Beautiful as America.
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