Music: Inspired Hit

Two lips must insist

On two more to be kissed,

Or they'll never know

What love can do.

To each his own. . . .

Sinatra turned the song down because its wide-ranged wails were too awkward to sing. Bandleaders and record companies were similarly shy. Then a Chicago crooner named Eddie Howard gave it a whirl. Within a month To Each His Own climbed to first place in the popular-song polls. Last week it was firmly established as the No. 1 song hit of the season.

To Each His Own (published by Paramount Music Corp.) is the first success of Ray Evans and Jay Livingston. In...

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