"Everybody Loves Somebody"
is a song written in 1947 by Irving Taylor and Ken Lane. The song had already been recorded by several artists
(including Frank Sinatra) by 1964, but without much success. But it was in that year that Lane was playing piano
for Dean Martin on his Dream With Dean LP sessions,and with an hour or so of studio time left and one
song short, Lane suggested that Martin take a run at his tune. Dean was agreeable, and the small combo of piano,
guitar, drums and bass performed a relatively quiet,laid back jazz version of the song. Although still a major
recording artist,Martin had not had a Top 40 hit since 1958. And yet, defying the odds, Released 1964,
Everybody Loves Somebody shot straight up to the top of the Billboard Hot 100.