Behind the Song: You’ll Never Walk Alone

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“You’ll Never Walk Alone” is the most popular song from Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s 1945 musical, Carousel.  The song is sung twice throughout the course of the movie.

“You’ll Never Walk Alone” is a very popular Broadway song for solo artist.  Frank Sinatra was the first artist to make the song a hit on the charts. Many other artist have recorded the song for their albums, making it a hit.Carousel2

The song came out at the end of World War II, and helped many that lost loved ones during the war find the solace they were seeking.

Jerry Lewis concluded his popular telethon each year by singing the song.  Other fundraisers have also used this song to support their efforts.

The song is also the anthem of the Liverpool Football Club in Great Britain.  Other teams throughout the world have also adopted the anthem.

 

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