Al Hoffman

Al Hoffman
Real name
Al Hoffman
September 25, 1902
July 21, 1960
United States
Russian-born American; he moved to Seattle with his family when he was six. Prominent songwriter in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Hoffman was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984.


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Songs written by Al Hoffman

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes Mack David, Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston Perry Como with Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra December 1949 Covered by (70 artists)
Allegheny Moon Al Hoffman, Dick Manning Patti Page May 14, 1956 Covered by (7 artists)
A Very Merry Un-Birthday (The Un-Birthday Song) Mack David, Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston Ed Wynn and Jerry Colonna Covered by (4 artists)
Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo Mack David, Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae 1949 Covered by (26 artists)
Chi-Baba Chi-Baba (My Bambino Go to Sleep) Mack David, Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston George Towne and His Orchestra April 1947 Covered by (12 artists)
Choo Choo Cha Cha Al Hoffman, Dick Manning Eddy Howard and His Orchestra 1955 Covered by Die Colorados
Close to You Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston, Carl Lampl Frank Sinatra July 1943 Covered by (12 artists)
Daydreams Al Hoffman, Dick Manning Covered by (3 artists)
Everything Stops for Tea Al Hoffman, Al Goodhart, Maurice Sigler Jack Hylton and His Orchestra 1936 Covered by (9 artists)
Fit as a Fiddle Arthur Freed, Al Hoffman, Al Goodhart The Three Keys 1932 Covered by (16 artists)
Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellen Bogen by the Sea Al Hoffman, Dick Manning The Four Lads May 1954 Covered by (6 artists)
Heartaches Al Hoffman, John Klenner Jacques Renard & His Orchestra 1931 Covered by (68 artists)
Honolulu Lu Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, Al Hoffman, Dick Manning Hugo & Luigi April 1959 Covered by Die Bestsellers
Honolulu Rock-a-Roll-a Al Hoffman, Dick Manning Moon Mullican with Boyd Bennett and His Rockets February 1956 Covered by (2 artists)
Hop, Skip and Jump Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston, Milton Drake, Stan Keller The Five DeMarco Sisters accompanied by Bud Freedman and His Orchestra December 1945 Covered by (2 artists)
I Apologize Ed Nelson, Al Hoffman, Al Goodhart Bing Crosby 1931 Covered by (31 artists)
If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake Bob Merrill, Al Hoffman, Al Trace Al Trace and His Shuffling Rhythm Orchestra 1950 Covered by (14 artists)
I'm Gonna Live Till I Die Mann Curtis, Walter Kent, Al Hoffman Frankie Laine November 1950 Covered by (19 artists)
I Saw Stars Al Hoffman, Al Goodhart, Maurice Sigler Freddie Martin and His Orchestra 1934 Covered by (12 artists)
Little Man You've Had a Busy Day Mabel Wayne, Al Hoffman, Maurice Sigler Covered by (46 artists)
Mairzy Doats and Dozy Doats Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston, Milton Drake Al Trace and His Silly Symphonists 1944 Covered by (22 artists)
Makin' Love Al Hoffman, Dick Manning, Irving Fields Billy Raymond June 1958 Covered by (2 artists)
Oh, Oh, I'm Falling in Love Again Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, Al Hoffman, Dick Manning Jimmie Rodgers with Hugo Peretti & His Orchesta January 1958 Covered by (3 artists)
Papa Loves Mambo Al Hoffman, Dick Manning, Bix Reichner Johnnie Ray September 7, 1954 Covered by (18 artists)
Santo Natale (Merry Christmas) Al Hoffman, Dick Manning, Belle Nardone David Whitfield with Stanley Black and His Orchestra November 1954 Covered by (7 artists)
Secretly Al Hoffman, Dick Manning, Mark Markwell Jimmie Rodgers [US2] April 1958 Covered by (4 artists)
So This Is Love Mack David, Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston Ilene Woods and Mike Douglas 1956 Covered by (22 artists)
Takes Two to Tango Al Hoffman, Dick Manning Pearl Bailey with Orchestra directed by Don Redman August 1952 Covered by (10 artists)
There Is No Cure for L'Amour Al Hoffman, Dick Manning Eartha Kitt with Henri René and His Orchestra May 1956 Covered by Vieno Kekkonen
The Work Song Mack David, Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston Covered by (2 artists)
Where Will the Dimple Be? Bob Merrill, Al Hoffman Rosemary Clooney with The Mellomen & Buddy Cole Quartet February 1955 Covered by (2 artists)
You Can't Be True to Two Al Hoffman, Dick Manning Dave King with The Roland Shaw Orchestra and The Keynotes March 1956 Covered by Barefoot Billy
You're Gonna See a Lot of Me Mann Curtis, Al Hoffman, Al Goodhart George Hall & His Orchestra 1939 Covered by (4 artists)

Adapted songs

Title Written by Originals Originally by Covered by
Do You Love Me Like You Kiss Me Al Hoffman, Dick Manning Scapricciatiello Covered by (3 artists)
Gotta Lotta Love Al Hoffman, Dick Manning Ciribiribin Annette Covered by (4 artists)
Ha! Ha! Ha! Al Hoffman, Dick Manning Chella llà Covered by (3 artists)
Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom) Al Hoffman, Dick Manning España Perry Como with Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers Covered by (8 artists)
None but the Lonely Heart Mack David, Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston Нет, только тот, кто знал, Op. 6, No. 6, Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra - Vocal refrain by Stuart Foster Covered by Mario Lanza
The Hawaiian Wedding Song Al Hoffman, Dick Manning Ke Kali Nei Au Covered by (42 artists)
There's No Tomorrow Al Hoffman, Leo Corday, Leon Carr 'O sole mio Tony Martin Covered by (5 artists)
The Story of a Starry Night Mann Curtis, Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston Симфония № 6 (Патетическая) (Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, Pathétique) Glenn Miller and His Orchestra - Vocal refrain by Ray Eberle Covered by (9 artists)
Torero Al Hoffman, Dick Manning Torero The Andrews Sisters Covered by (2 artists)