Can You Finish These Frank Sinatra Lyrics?


By: Jouviane Alexandre

7 Min Quiz

About This Quiz

"But more, much more than this. I did it my way!" Are you ready to pass this quiz your way? One of the most recognized voices and singers, Frank Sinatra is a big part of music history. From his catalog of music, can you finish the lyrics to some of his most popular tunes?

Frank Sinatra was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1915. While they may not have known it then, he would go on to be one of the most successful entertainers of all time. While he is widely known for his singing career, Frank Sinatra also appeared in films, even winning an Academy Award in 1953 for Best Supporting Actor. Although he performed well on screen, it was his singing career that catapulted him to stardom. 

The Italian-American singer released over 50 albums in his lifetime and won an impressive 11 Grammy Awards. He also won numerous Academy Awards for Best Original Song. His impressive roster of music includes hits like "New York, New York, "My Way," and "Fly Me to the Moon."

Or you a casual lover of music or are you a true Frank Sinatra fan? Only the ultimate fan could pass this quiz! Will you fly away with your score or will these questions get under your skin?

Let's find out!

I peeped through the crack / Looked at the track / The one going back to you / And what did I do?

In 1956, Frank Sinatra released a cover of Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Mercer's, "I Thought About You." The song appeared on his album, "Songs for Swingin' Lovers."


Night and day, why is it so / That this longin' for you follows wherever I go / In the roarin' traffic's boom

Written for the 1932 musical, "Gay Divorce," "Night and Day was originally performed by Fred Astaire. Frank Sinatra would later go on to record the song numerous times with several different artists. Sinatra first recorded the song in 1942.


Taller than the tallest tree is / That's how it's got to feel / Deeper than the deep blue sea is

"All the Way" is a 1960 recorded track that Frank Sinatra released in 1961. The song is featured on a compilation album of his previous popular singles.


There are many, many crazy things / That will keep me loving you / And with your permission

Another popular song from a musical, Frank Sinatra recorded the 1937 Fred Astaire song, "They Can't Take That Away from Me" from the film, "Shall We Dance."


Trade them for a package of sunshine and flowers / If you want the things you love, you must have showers

First sung by Bing Crosby in 1936, Frank Sinatra recorded "Pennies from Heaven" first in 1956 and then in 1962. The song appears on two albums, "Swingin' Lovers! and Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Musical First.


I love Paris in the spring time / I love Paris in the fall

First performed in the musical "Can-Can," Frank Sinatra recorded his version of "I Love Paris" in 1960. He performed the single alongside Maurice Chevalier in the 1960 film and the song appeared on his album, "Come Fly With Me."


Fill my heart with song / And let me sing for ever more / You are all I long for

After Kaye Ballard first recorded this song in 1954, Frank Sinatra recorded his version of "Fly Me to the Moon" 10 years later in 1964. The song was featured on his album, "It Might as Well Be Swing," which he released in the same year.


Like painted kites, those days and nights, they went flyin' by / The world was new beneath a blue umbrella sky

Originally recorded by Wayne Newton in 1965, Frank Sinatra notably recorded his own version of "Summer Wind" that landed in the Billboard Hot 100. The song would appear on his "Strangers in the Night" album.


I'd sacrifice anything come what might / For the sake of havin' you near / In spite of a warnin' voice that comes in the night

First introduced in 1936 for the musical, "Born to Dance," Frank Sinatra later went on to cover the single, "I've Got You Under My Skin," 20 years later. The song appeared on his "Songs for Swingin' Lovers" album.


I've got the world on a string / Sitting on a rainbow / Got the string around my finger

Although initially introduced by Cab Calloway, "I've Got the World on a String" would go on to be recorded by Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, and Perry Como. Frank Sinatra released his version in 1956 on his album, "This is Sinatra!"


Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew / When I bit off more than I could chew / But through it all, when there was doubt

Although originally recorded by Claude Francois, Frank Sinatra is most notably recognized for his rendition of "My Way." The song appeared on the 1969 album of the same name.


Just what makes that old little ant / Think he'll move that rubber tree plant / Anyone knows an ant, can't

In 1959, Frank Sinatra, alongside Eddie Hodges, performed "High Hopes" for the film, "A Hole in the Head." Appearing on the 1961 album, "All the Way," the song won an Oscar for Best Original Song.


They call you lady luck / But there is room for doubt / At times you have a very un-lady-like way / Of running out

Initially performed by Robert Alda in 1950 for the musical "Guys and Dolls," Frank Sinatra went on to release his version of "Luck be a Lady" many times. While it first appeared on his compilation album, "Reprise Musical Repertory Theatre," he also released a duet with Chrissie Hynde in 1994.


You'd never know it but buddy, I'm a kind of poet / And I got a lot of things I'd like to say

Another song first performed by Fred Astaire, "One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)" appeared in the 1943 musical, "The Sky's the Limit." The song was then recorded by Frank Sinatra first in 1947 and it then appeared on the album, "The Essential Frank Sinatra: The Columbia Years." He went on to record the song two more times.


These little town blues / Are melting away / I'll make a brand new start of it

"New York, New York" was originally performed by Liza Minelli for the 1977 Martin Scorsese film of the same name. Frank Sinatra went on to record it in 1980 for the album, "Trilogy: Past Present Future." He would later go on to record it again as a duet with Tony Bennett in 1993.


She gets too hungry for dinner at eight / She likes the theatre and never comes late / She never bothers with people she'd hate

"The Lady is a Tramp" first appeared in the 1937 musical, "Babes in Arms." Originally performed by the young Mitzi Green, Frank Sinatra released his version during the '50s.


I can see it in your eyes / That you despise the same old lies you heard the night before / And though it's just a line to you, for me it's true

"Somethin' Stupid" was originallly recorded by Carson and Gaile in 1966. The song then went on to be recorded by Frank Sinatra and his daughter, Nancy, in 1967. It was featured on his album, "The World We Knew."


When we finally kiss goodnight / How'll I'll hate going out in the storm / But if you really hold me tight

In 1945, Vaughn Monroe recorded the popular song, "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" In 1950, Sinatra released his version alongside the Swanson Quartet.


Weather-wise it's such a lovely day / You just say the words and we'll beat the birds / Down to Acapulco Bay

In 1958, Frank Sinatra released his popular single, "Come Fly With Me," on his album of the same name. The song was featured in an impressive number of films, including the 1963 film, "Come Fly With Me," as well as "Raging Bull" and "Catch Me If You Can."


You and me, we sweat and strain / Bodies all achin' and wracked with pain / Tote that barge and lift that bale

Originally appearing in the 1927 musical, "Show Boat," "Ol' Man River" was first recorded by Bing Crosby in 1928. Frank Sinatra went on to release the song twice, first in 1944 and again in 1963.


Now this could only happen to a guy like me / And only happen in a town like this / So may I say to each of you most gratefully

"My Kind of Town" was originally written for the musical, "Robin and the 7 Hoods." In 1964, Frank Sinatra recorded his first version of the song which appeared on his album, "Sinatra '65: The Singer Today."


Three coins in the fountain / Each one seeking happiness / Thrown by three hopeful lovers

First appearing in the same-titled film, "Three Coins in the Fountain," Frank Sinatra was tasked with recording the song in 1954 and then he released the single again 10 years later.


Is your figure less than Greek / Is your mouth a little weak / When you open it to speak

Another show tune written for the 1937 musical, "Babes in Arms," the song was originally performed by the young Mitzi Green. It was recorded by Sinatra a few years later, in 1953.


You and I are just like a couple of tots / Running across the meadow

"You Make Me Feel So Young" was first performed in the 1946 film, "Three Little Girls in Blue." Frank Sinatra then went on to record the song in 1956 for his album, "Songs for Swingin' Lovers."


And when she passes / Each one she passes goes - ah / When she walks

In 1964 Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto first released "The Girl from Ipanema," a single that won them Record of the Year at the Grammy Awards. Frank Sinatra would then go on to record the song in 1967.


You're gonna love me like nobody's loved me / Come rain or come shine / We'll be happy together, unhappy together

"Come Rain or Shine" first appeared in the 1946 musical, "St. Louis Woman." The song would later be recorded by Frank Sinatra three different times, first in 1953 and again in 1962 and 1993.


Some day, when I'm awfully low / When the world is cold / I will feel a glow just thinking of you

In 1961, Fred Astaire performed the song, "The Way You Look Tonight" for the film, "Swing Time." The song would later be recorded by Frank Sinatra in 1964.


Moon river, wider than a mile / I'm crossin' you in style some day / Old dream maker, you heartbreaker

In 1960, Audrey Hepburn recorded "Moon River" for the 1961 film, "Breakfast at Tiffany's." Frank Sinatra would go on to cover the Grammy Award-winning song in 1964.


When you're at home alone / The blues will taunt you constantly / When you're out in a crowd

In 1955, Frank Sinatra and Nelson Riddle released the single, "Learnin' the Blues." The song would go on to be recorded by artists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.


When I was 21 it was a very good year / It as a very good year for city girls who lived up the stair / With all that perfumed hair and it came undone

Bob Shane and the Kingston Trio first recorded "It Was a Very Good Year" in 1961 before Sinatra recorded the single in 1965 and released on the album, "September of My Years." His version would win a Grammy Award.


That's life, that's what all the people say / You're ridin' high in April, shot down in May

First recorded by Marion Montgomery in 1963, Frank Sinatra would record "That's Life" and release the song on his 1966 album. Sinatra's version made it to the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.


I get a kick every time I see / You standing there before me / I get a kick though it's clear to see

First performed for the musical, "Anything Goes," "I Get a Kick Out of You" was first sung by Ethel Merman in 1934 for the musical and again in 1936 for the film. The song would then go on to be recorded by Frank Sinatra for his album, "Sinatra and Swingin' Bass."


Don't you know that it's worth every treasure on earth / To be young at heart / For as rich as you are, it's much better by far

"Young at Heart" was first recorded by Frank Sinatra in 1953 and would go on to be the title and theme song for his 1955 film with Doris Day.


Up to the moment when we said our first hello, did we know / Love was just a glance away

"Strangers in the Night" is a 1966 single that was recorded by Frank Sinatra for the album of the same name. The song made it to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.


Through the years we all will be together / If the fates allow

Judy Garland first recorded "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" in 1944 for the musical, "Meet Me in St. Louis." Frank Sinatra went on to record a version after changing a few of the lyrics. He recorded the song twice, first in 1950 and again in 1963.


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