Frank Sinatra

My Funny Valentine

Composed by Lorenz Hart / Richard Rodgers

Song Review by

One of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart’s finest songs, “My Funny Valentine” is a beautifully witty, perfectly constructed song which, unlike many from the same era, has not dated one bit. Although a popular standard, there have been relatively few successful versions of the song. Ella Fitzgerald recorded a lovely version, but the finest has to go to Frank Sinatra, who recorded the song with Nelson Riddle. It seems Sinatra and Riddle know instinctively at what tempo to record a song, and here they get it spot on. Sinatra’s phrasing, is, of course, unparalleled and adds a new depth of emotion to the song – it’s certainly the most heartbreaking and emotionally affecting version.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Songs for Young Lovers 1954 Capitol / Universal 2:31
Songs for Young Lovers & Swing Easy 1955 Capitol 2:34
Sinatra & Sextet: Live in Paris 1962 Signature Sinatra / Universal 2:50
No Image 1987 EMI 2:29
No Image 1988 Capitol
No Image 1988 Starlite 2:30
Concepts 1992 Capitol 2:31
Sings the Select Rodgers & Hart 1995 Capitol/EMI Records / Capitol
Song Book [Musketeer] 1996 Musketeer Records
No Image 1997 Toshiba EMI
Frank Sinatra Gold 1998 Warner Bros. 2:31
Gold [AMW/EMI] 1998 A M W Music 2:30
Voice [Madacy] 1998 Madacy Distribution / Madacy 2:31
The Capitol Years [21-CD] 1998 EMI Music Distribution 2:31
57 - In Concert 1999 Artanis Entertainment Group 2:44
Classic Sinatra: His Greatest Performances 1953-1960 2000 Capitol 2:31
Gold Collection [Deja Vu] 2001 Retro Music 2:36
Greatest Love Songs 2002 Reprise / Warner Bros. 2:31
A Romance: The Love Songs 2002 Rhino 2:30
Got the World on a String 2002 Starburst Records (UK) / Starburst Recordings 2:41
Special 3 CD Collection 2002 EMI Music Distribution 2:33
Romance [Box Set] 2002 Reprise 2:30
Swing Easy!/Songs for Young Lovers 2002 Blue Moon
Live Melbourne, Australia '55 2003 Acrobat Music 2:45
Live in Tokyo Japan 1962 2004 Acrobat 2:55
Hits: Platinum Collection 2004 EMI Music Distribution 2:31
Young at Heart [Living Era] 2005 Living Era 2:38
Young at Heart [Proper] 2005 A Proper Introduction 2:35
Young at Heart [Essential Gold] 2005 Dynamic Nostalgia / Essential Gold 2:36
Moments & Memories: The Solid Gold Collection 2005
Various Artists
Union Square Music 2:38
Love Songs for Cool Valentines 2006
Various Artists
Castle Pulse 2:30
Collected Day Dreamers 2006
Various Artists
Disky / Disky Communications
The Collection [Brilliant] 2006 Brilliant / Musicmania 2:36
Solo lo Mejor De Frank Sinatra 2006 Music Brokers / Pmb 2:35
Cafe New York: Classic Sounds of New York City 2006
Various Artists
Music Brokers 2:33
Frank Sinatra: Buchformat 2006 Document 2:35
The Ultimate Collection [MCI] 2006 MCI 2:33
Gold Standards: 40 Classics from the Great American Songbook 2006
Various Artists
Primo Records 2:35
Tea for Two 2006 CD Horizon / Horizon
Definitive Gold 2006 Deja Vu
Greatest Love Songs: The Ultimate Collection 2006
Various Artists
Red Box 2:34
Romance: Songs from the Heart 2007 Capitol 2:32
My Funny Valentine: Vintage Songs of Love 2007
Various Artists
Retrospective
Love Songs My Way 2007 Primo Records 2:37
The Nelson Riddle Years: The Essential Collection 2007 West End Records 2:33
Swings 2007 Delta Distribution 2:31
I've Got You Under My Skin [#1] 2007 Intenfrank / Intense 2:34
No Image 2007 BMG / Dreyfus Records 2:31
The Very Best of Frank Sinatra [Disconforme] 2008 Disconforme
Frank Sinatra [Weton] 2008 Weton-Wesgram 2:30
Birth of a Legend 2008 Mischief
Golden Hits of Frank Sinatra [Vintage] 2008 Disky / Vintage
No Image 2008 Delta 2:30
Unique 2008 Global Journey 2:32
The Kings of Swing 2008
Various Artists
Borough / K Box (england) 2:29
Seduction: Sinatra Sings of Love 2009 Frank Sinatra Enterprises 2:31
No Image 2009
Various Artists
BMG / Dreyfus Records 2:28
Simply Swing [2009] 2009
Various Artists
Union Square Music / Simply 2:38
Essential 50's Singles 2009 Jasmine Records 2:32
Young at Heart [Delta] 2009 Delta Music Group 2:30
No Image 2010 Shout! Factory
No Image 2010 Must Have Records 2:31
Greatest Hits [Timeless] 2011 Timeless 2:32
Sinatra: Best of the Best 2011 EMI / EMI Music Distribution 2:30
40 Original Recordings 2011 Proper Records
Legend: Frank Sinatra - 100 Classic Tracks 2012 HLI 2:30
My Kind of Music: The Golden Age of Swing 2012
Various Artists
USM Media 2:33
No Image 2012 Labelle 2:31
No Image 2012 Puzzled Records 2:31
No Image 2012 Labelle 2:31
Sinatra: Glory Years, Vol. 6 2012 Forever Classic Hits 2:30
No Image 2013 DLG Digital 2:33
London 2014 Universal / Universal Music
Ultimate Sinatra: The Centennial Collection 2015 Capitol 2:31
World on a String 2016 Universal
WinyLove: Jazz 2017
Various Artists
Universal
No Image
Various Artists
Forever Classic Hits 2:35
No Image LM
No Image EMI 2:32
No Image
Various Artists
Forever Classic Hits 2:30
No Image
Various Artists
Puzzled Records 2:31
Classic Tracks [Captiol] Capitol 2:32
Embraceable You [EMI France] EMI
Essential Sinatra Not Now Music 2:34
Frank Sinatra Sings Love Songs [Sound and Vision] Sound and Vision 2:33
Frank Sinatra, Vol. 5 Documents 2:36
No Image
Various Artists
Must Have Records 2:31
Greatest Jazz Love Songs, Vol. 5
Various Artists
Sound and Vision 2:33
Here's Frank Sinatra Disky 2:31
Holidays & Hits: A Jolly Christmas/Classic Sinatra 1953-1960 Capitol 2:31
No Image Topaz Records 2:32
No Image
Various Artists
Labelle 2:31
No Image
Various Artists
Puzzled Records 2:31
No Image Must Have Records 2:31
Most Famous Hits: Frank Sinatra - The Album, Vol. 1 Medusa Entertainment
My Funny Valentine: 100 Tracks for Valentines Day
Various Artists
HLI 2:30
Portrait of My Love
Various Artists
Rex Recordings 2:33
Rodgers Kern & Berlin: Essential Selected By Chloé Van Paris
Various Artists
BMG / Dreyfus Records 2:28
Sinatra 100 HiFi Hits Hifi Hits 2:31
No Image
Various Artists
Crimson Productions 2:33
The Trilogy Collection Music Brokers 2:36
No Image Phantom
The Very Thought of You [Memory Lane]
Various Artists
Memory Lane 2:32
No Image Times 3:10
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