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"I would sacrifice everything, come what might / For the sake of having you near"

Songs for Swingin' Lovers! is the tenth studio album by Frank Sinatra, released in 1956. It's one of his most popular music records, along with In the Wee Small Hours from the previous year. It generated such hits as "You Make Me Feel So Young" and "I've Got You Under My Skin".

It should not be confused with the earlier album with a similar title Songs for Young Lovers from 1954.


Side One

  1. "You Make Me Feel So Young" (2:57)
  2. "It Happened in Monterey" (2:36)
  3. "You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me" (2:19)
  4. "You Brought a New Kind of Love To Me" (2:48)
  5. "Too Marvelous for Words" (2:29)
  6. "Old Devil Moon" (3:56)
  7. "Pennies from Heaven" (2:44)
  8. "Love Is Here to Stay" (2:42)

Side Two

  1. "I've Got You Under My Skin" (3:43)
  2. "I Thought About You" (2:30)
  3. "We'll Be Together Again" (4:26)
  4. "Makin' Whoopee" (3:06)
  5. "Swingin' Down the Lane" (2:54)
  6. "Anything Goes" (2:43)
  7. "How About You?" (2:45)

I've Troped You Under My Skin:

  • Alliterative Title: "Songs For Swingin' Lovers".
  • Break-Up Song: "It Happened In Monterey"
    Broke somebody's heart and I fear that it was mine
  • Cover Album: The album has songs by Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer and George Gershwin, among others. All Sinatra's albums were this, because he wasn't a songwriter.
  • Extreme Doormat: "You've Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me"
    I know that I'm the slave, you're the queen
  • Face on the Cover: Sinatra's face, looking at some lovers. The original album cover in 1956 depicted Sinatra as looking away from them, but in 1957 Capitol realised it was better if he were looking at them, so subsequent copies of the album have him looking at them.
  • Fool for Love:
    • "I've Got You Under My Skin"
    I'd sacrifice anything come what might
    For the sake of havin' you near
    In spite of a warnin' voice that comes in the night
    And repeats, repeats in my ear:
    Don't you know, little fool, you never can win?
    Use your mentality, wake up to reality
    But each time that I do just the thought of you
    Makes me stop before I begin
    Cause I've got you under my skin
    • "You Make Me Feel So Young".
    The moment that you speak
    I want to run and play hide-and-seek
    I want to go and bounce the moon
    Just like a big toy balloon
    You and I, we are just like a couple of tots
    Running along the meadow
    Snatching up all those forget to be nots
  • Full Moon Silhouette: "Old Devil Moon".
    I look at you and suddenly, something in your eyes I see
    Soon begins bewitching me.
    It's that old devil moon that you stole from the skies.
    It's that old devil moon in your eyes.
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  • Intercourse with You: "Making' Whoopee"
    The groom is nervous, he answers twice
    It's really killin' that he's so willin' to make whoopee
  • Last Kiss: "We'll Be Together Again".
    We'll be together again
    Your kiss, your smile,
    Are memories I'll treasure forever
  • Obsession Song: "You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me"
    But now I couldn't do without my supply
    I need you for my own
    Oh, I can't break away I must have you everyday
    As regularly as coffee or tea
    You've got me in your clutches and I can't get free
  • The Power of Love: All songs deal with the subject.
  • Shout-Out:
    • "Too Marvellous For Words"
    You're much - you're too much - and just too "very, very"
    To ever be, to ever be in Webster's Dictionary.
    I like a Gershwin tune, how about you?
    (...) And James Durante looks give me a thrill
  • Take Our Word for It: "Too Marvellous for Words"
    You're just too marvellous, too marvellous for words
    Like "glorious", "glamorous" and that old standby "amorous".
    It's all too wonderful, I'll never find the words
    That say enough, tell enough, I mean they just aren't swell enough.