The More I See You (Chris Montez)

17 AUGUST 1966


Chris Montez’s lilting pop song ‘The More I See You’ was at its peak UK chart position of #3. This was another case of the same song competing in the same charts at the same time, with the very similar but slightly slower version by Joy Marshall also hovering around the charts during this month. Montez's version also went to #16 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and #2 on the Easy Listening chart.

The song was an old one, originally written by Mack Gordon and sung by Dick Haymes in the 1945 film 'Diamond Horseshoe'. It had been recorded by many other artists by this time, but none more successfully (commercially) than Montez, who was having his best ever year, having resurrected his career to have four very solid charting singles during 1966. This may well have been the best of the lot.

The More I See You (Chris Montez)

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