October 25, 2011

Time Lauds 'Sentimental Journey' as Top 100 Song

New York - Time magazine named Doris Day's "Sentimental Journey" one of its "Top 100 All-TIME Songs," chosen from English-language pop recordings released since Time began publication in 1923.

Noting Day's "honey with a dash of pepper" voice and the tune's train-like cadence, Time reported a nation eager to have its GIs home from the front embraced the nostalgic "Sentimental Journey" 1944.

"It's a wonderful, heartfelt song," Ms. Day remarked from her Carmel Valley, Calif., home today. "I'm so glad people keep right on listening to it and remembering."

Day is the only living artist among those Time honored for releases in the 1940s, an esteemed group including Bing Crosby, Lena Horne, Mahalia Jackson and Woodie Guthrie.