I Wish You Love (song)

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"I Wish You Love" is a popular
Popular music
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 song. The music was written by Léo Chauliac, with French
French language
French is a Romance language spoken as a first language in France, the Romandy region in Switzerland, Wallonia and Brussels in Belgium, Monaco, the regions of Quebec and Acadia in Canada, and by various communities elsewhere. Second-language speakers of French are distributed throughout many parts...

 lyrics under the title "Que reste-t-il de nos amours ? (translated: "What remains of our love?")" by Charles Trenet
Charles Trenet
Charles Trenet was a French singer and songwriter, most famous for his recordings from the late 1930s until the mid-1950s, though his career continued through the 1990s...

.

The English
English language
English is a West Germanic language that arose in the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of England and spread into what was to become south-east Scotland under the influence of the Anglian medieval kingdom of Northumbria...

 title and lyrics are by Albert A. Beach. The original French lyric wistfully evokes memories of happier youthful days. The English version, whilst in no sense a translation of the original, captures a similar air of wistfulness.

It was first recorded by Keely Smith
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Keely Smith is an American jazz and popular music singer who enjoyed popularity in the 1950s and 1960s. She collaborated with, among others, Louis Prima and Frank Sinatra.-Career:...

 in 1957
1957 in music
-Events:*January 5 – Renato Carosone and his band start their American tour in Cuba.*January 6 – Elvis Presley makes his final appearance on the The Ed Sullivan Show.*January 16 – The Cavern Club opens in Liverpool, UK....

. It has since become a standard, with many other recordings. Gloria Lynne's 1964 recording for the Everest label reached #28 on the Billboard Hot 100, also top #10 on the Easy Listening chart (edited from the Hot 100), and #3 on Cashbox Magazine's R&B chart (Billboard did not publish standard R&B listings during 1964).

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     (1966
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     (1976
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     (October 1960
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    )
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  • Natalie Cole
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  • Patricia Kaas
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     (on Piano Bar
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    , 2002)
  • Dean Martin
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     (1962)
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