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Charted: January 17, 1953

Rating: 4.422 (average of 6 ratings)

Genre: orchestral pop

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Alone Together
  2. My Funny Valentine
  3. But Not for Me
  4. Love (Your Spell Is Everywhere)
  5. I’m in the Mood for Love
  6. Love Is Here to Stay
  7. I Only Have Eyes for You
  8. Body and Soul
  9. Little Girl *
  10. I Cover the Waterfront *
  11. Some Day *
  12. If I Had You *
  13. When a Man Loves a Woman *
  14. A Stranger in Town *
  15. A Moonlight Saving Time *
  16. My Love for Carmen *
* added to 1953 12” LP

Sales (in millions):

sales in U.S. only 0.5
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 0.5


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 1 23
peak on U.K. album chart --

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • none


Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more. Rated best album of the year by DMDB.

Music for Lovers Only
Jackie Gleason
Music for Lovers Only was Gleason’s most popular LP.” JG It “was first released in 1952 as a 10" LP with only eight songs. In 1953 it was released as an expanded 12" with eight more tracks.” JG

“The album’s highlights include My Funny Valentine, I’m In the Mood for Love, and I Only Have Eyes for You. The album’s original liner notes include some fun descriptions of the ‘entrancing setting’ for Jackie Gleason's music: ‘A wisp of cigarette smoke in the soft lamplight, the tinkle of a glass, a hushed whisper.’” JG

“Fans of Gleason’s orchestral mood music will want to track down the expanded 16-track LP. Casual fans may not need much more than [the] Collectors Choice’s” JG CD that pairs Music for Lovers Only and Music to Make You Misty, but “does not include the final eight songs” JG released on the expanded 12" LP.

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Last updated February 14, 2011.