The best-known version was recorded by Perry Como with Hugo Winterhalter's orchestra in New York City on August 31, 1954. The song was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-5857 (i USA) and by EMI on the His Master's Voice label as catalog number B 10776. The US release peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard chart in that same year. The song was covered by crooner colleagues Nat King Cole and Bing Crosby.