“In the Mood” by Glenn Miller


“In the Mood” is a big band era #1 hit recorded by American bandleader Glenn Miller. It topped the charts in 1940 in the U.S. and one year later was featured in the movie Sun Valley Serenade.

No big band-era mixtape/mashup is complete without this one in the rotation. Gotta jukebox?

Like many awesome things in the 1930s, this recording was ALSO released in 1939. What an unbelievable year!

In 1999, National Public Radio (NPR) included the 1939 Glenn Miller recording on RCA Bluebird on the NPR 100, the list of “The 100 most important American musical works of the 20th century”.

The recording by Glenn Miller is one of the most recognized and most popular instrumentals of the 20th century. The song even appeared in The Beatles “All You Need is Love” #1 single in 1967.


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Last modified: Aug 29, 2015 | Written by Paul Phipps