Mr. Sandman (Song)

Mr. Sandman (Song)

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"Mr. Sandman" is a 1954 song by The Chordettes. The song, which has been recorded many times, has been used in numerous films and television shows, while also becoming a meme that focus on the song's introductory "bum bum bum" vocal patterns.


In 1954, Vaughn Monroe with Orchestra firest recorded the song, written by Pat Ballard. The Chordettes' version of the song reached number 1 on December 18th, 1954.[1][2]


Over the next half-century, the song grew in popularity, thanks to its usage in various films, including 1981's Halloween 2 and 1985's Back to the Future (shown below, left and right, respectively).

In the late 2010s, the song became the inspiration for numerous replacement remixes. On March 3rd, 2018, YouTuber posted "Mr Sandman but it never starts," which received more than 176,000 views in less than two years (shown below).

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[1] Wikipedia – Mr. Sandman

[2] American Radio History – The Billboard

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