Al HoffmanPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes
~ from the 1950 Walt Disney film "Cinderella"
Music by Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston
and lyrics by Mack David, 1949
 
Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo ( The Magic Song )
~ from the 1950 Walt Disney film "Cinderella"
Music by Al Hoffman and Mack David
with lyrics by Jerry Livingston
Walt Disney Music Co., Inc. ~ ASCAP
 
Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba ( My Bambino Go To Sleep )
Music by Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston 
with lyrics by Mack David, 1947
Oxford Music Corp.
 
Hawaiian Wedding Song  ( Ke Kali Nei Au )
Music by Charles E. King
with English lyrics by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning, 1959
Original written in 1926 by Charles E. King
with Hawaiian words and title "Ke Kali Nei Au"
 
Hot Diggity ( Dog Ziggity Boom )
Words and Music by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning, 1956
Adapted from Alexis Chabrier's 1st theme of España,
Rhapsody for Orchestra
Roncom Music Co. ~ ASCAP
 
I Can't Remember  Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"
Words and Music by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning, 1959
Roncom Music ~ ASCAP
 
Ivy Rose
Words and Music by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning
Arranged by Joe Reisman
 
Little Man You've Had A Busy Day
Music by Mabel Wayne 
with lyrics by Maurice Sigler and Al Hoffman 1934 
T.B. Harms & Co.
 
Kiss Me and Kiss Me and Kiss Me ( Tre Voite Baciami )
Original music by Luciano Beretta and Italian lyrics by Arturo Casadei
English lyrics Al Hoffman and Dick Manning
Al Hoffman Songs Inc. & MCA Music Publishing
 
Mi Casa, Su Casa  ( My House Is Your House )
Words and Music by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning
EMI-U Catalog & Al Hoffman Songs Co.
 
Moon Talk
Words and Music by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning
Roncom Music Company
 
Papa Loves Mambo
Words and Music by Al Hoffman, Dick Manning
and Bix Reichner 1954
Shapiro-Bernstein & Co., Inc.
& Al Hoffman Songs Inc. ~ ASCAP
 

Al Hoffman (September 25, 1902 – July 21, 1960) was a Russian born American song composer. He was a hit songwriter active in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, usually co-writing with others and responsible for number one hits through each decade, many of which are still sung and recorded today. He was posthumously made a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984. The popularity of Hoffman's song, "Mairzy Doats", co-written with Jerry Livingston and Milton Drake, was such that newspapers and magazines wrote about the craze. Time magazine titled one article "Our Mairzy Dotage". The New York Times simply wrote the headline, "That Song".

Hoffman's songs were recorded by Frank Sinatra ("Close To You", "I'm Gonna Live Until I Die"), Billy Eckstine ("I Apologize") Perry Como ("Papa Loves Mambo", "Hot Diggity"), Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong ("Who Walks In When I Walk Out"), Nat "King" Cole, Tony Bennett, the Merry Macs, Sophie Tucker, Eartha Kitt, Patsy Cline, Patti Page ("Allegheny Moon"), Bette Midler, and most everyone who was a star of that era. In October, 2007, Hoffman's "I'm Gonna Live Til I Die" was the lead single from Queen Latifah's album, "Trav'lin' Light".

Though Hoffman had apparently little connection to Chicago, he wrote the Chicago Bears fight song "Bear Down, Chicago Bears" in 1941 under the pseudonym Jerry Downs.

Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British" ~ original recording not released on vinyl

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