Pennsylvania 6-5000

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composition date
1940
genre
Pop
songwriter(s)
Jerry Gray
William J. Finnegan
Carl Sigman
related performer(s)
Glenn Miller

I'd like a room

The title of this tune was the actual phone number of New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania, where Miller’s band often played. Originally, the band didn’t shout out the title—but once the short vocal was added, the song became a big hit and the hotel was mightily pleased.

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