March 18, 2011

Listen Up: 'Istanbul (Not Constantinople)'

There are days where I get the most random song stuck in my head.  Today is a song that we hear regularly at the studio on the 1950's radio station, it's 'Istanbul (Not Constantinople)' by The Four Lads.  The song refers to the name change of Constantinople to the Turkish name Istanbul.  It also mentions that New York City was first named New Amsterdam.

The song was originally written by Jimmy Kennedy and was recorded by The Four Lads in August of 1953.  The song peaked at #10 on the Billboard charts.

Check out the hypnotic video of the record and try not to get the song stuck in your head!


1 comment:

Melanie said...

Very funny. I love it, must get a copy.