Georgia On My Mind "is a song written in 1930 by Hoagy Carmichael (music) and Stuart Gorrell (lyrics).

Gorrell wrote the song especially for Georgia Carmichael, Hoagy's sister. However, the text is ambiguous and can be either on a woman "Georgia" Save as on the State of Georgia. The last interpretation is now generally regarded as the only.

Carmichael and his Orchestra, including Bix Beiderbecke on Cornet, names the song for the first time in 1930. The song has subsequently been covered more than 100 times.[1The most famous cover version is coming out of 1960 of the Ray Charles coming from Georgia . He had it a number one hit in the Billboard Hot 100. His version, from the album The Genius Hits The Road, won two Grammy Awards in 1961.

Other covers were made by Frankie TrumbauerLouis ArmstrongMildred BaileyDean MartinGlenn MillerBrenda LeeMichael BubléWillie NelsonEddy ArnoldBing CrosbyMichael BoltonElla FitzgeraldAnita O'DayJo StaffordGladys KnightGene KrupaJames BrownAlicia Keys with Jamie FoxxUsherFats WallerBillie HolidayNat GonellaThe Band with Richard ManuelDjango ReinhardtWes MontgomeryJerry Lee LewisThe Righteous BrothersTom JonesVan MorrisonMaceo ParkerColdplayThe Spencer Davis Group with Steve WinwoodArturo SandovalLou RawlsMichael Bublé and Crystal GayleOscar Peterson made an instrumental version.

During the 1976 presidential election Georgia On My Mind played a political role, because the recording of the rock group The Band was deployed for the campaign of the Jimmy Carter from Georgia-born.

The Georgia General Assembly In 1979 the song as the official State song of Georgia Ray Charles, after it had carried out for the joint meeting of the Senate and the House of representatives of the State[2.

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Georgia on my mind (Ray Charles) 1085 - 1718 1952 950 1102 677 723 990 870 949 927 716 810 840

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