Legendary crooner Johnny Mathis is coming to Spirit Mountain Casino on March 30, 2019, so we’re looking at some of our favorite songs from his incredible career. Here are our top five Johnny Mathis songs we can’t stop listening to:
Johnny’s 1962 single “Gina” is an upbeat tune with a bouncy beat accompanied by lush strings. His lyrics about the titular Gina describe the excitement of falling in love and the joy of a first kiss.
“Too Much, Too Little, Too Late”
In this 1978 duet, Johnny Mathis pairs his legendary voice with the timeless, iconic soul singer Deniece Williams. Gorgeous strings, a smooth beat, and a hint of funky, disco guitar make this song a standout in Johnny’s catalog.
Originally a jazz standard written by Erroll Garner in 1954, Johnny heard him playing the song, added lyrics and released it as a single in 1959. One of his all-time classics, “Misty” is a song with tremendous depth as Garner’s composition perfectly pairs with Johnny’s style.
“It’s Not for Me to Say”
From the 1957 film Lizzie, “It’s Not for Me to Say” is quintessential Johnny Mathis. Timeless composition and his rich voice make for a song that can never go out of style. This is one of three songs for which Johnny is inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for, along with “Misty” and “Chances Are.”
Johnny Mathis’ take on Robert Allen and Al Stillman’s 1957 hit “Chances Are” is a timeless pop classic that showcases his legendary voice and unique style. His impeccable voice weaves delicately between the background strings and piano as the track concludes in stunning fashion.