"Theme From A Summer Place"
was originally a song with lyrics by Mack Discant and music by Max
Steiner, written for the 1959 film A Summer Place, which starred
Sandra Dee and Troy Donahue. It was recorded for the film as an
instrumental by Hugo Winterhalter. Following its initial film
appearance, the theme has been recorded by many artists in both
instrumental and vocal versions, and has also appeared in a unmber
of subsequent films and television programs. But the best-known
cover version is the instrumental by Percy Faith. His recording of
"Theme From A Summer Place" held the no.1 spot of the Billboard
Hot 100 in the United States for nine consecutive weeks, in United
Kingdom it went to no.2. It won the Grammy Award for the Record Of
The Year in 1961. This was the first movie theme and the first
instrumental to win a Record Of The Year Grammy.