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"Powder your face with sunshine Put on a great big smile Make up your eyes with laughter Folks will be laughing with you in a little while"
Powder Your Face with Sunshine
  • Year Inducted: 2006
  • Written In: 1948
Songwriters
Carmen Lombardo Songwriter
© Photo Credit Doug Flood
Stanley Rochinski Songwriter
Artists
Dean Martin
Sammy Kaye
Doris Day & Buddy Clark
Guy Lombardo
Kay Starr
Frank Sinatra
Donald Peers
Powder Your Face With Sunshine, recorded by Evelyn Knight and The Stardusts, was released in 1949 and quickly rose to the top of the music charts, staying there for over five months. The song would be a second #1 hit for Knight over a six-month period. The sheet music for Powder Your Face With Sunshine had four printings.

Carmen Lombardo wrote the music to Powder Your Face With Sunshine, while the lyrics were penned by Stanley Rochinski, who sadly became a paraplegic during World War II. Lombardo received a certificate from the Disabled American Veterans of the World War in 1949 for meritorious and exceptional service in enriching the life of disabled veteran Stanley Rochinski, by co-authoring the popular hit song.

The songs popularity was revived in 1990 when it was used in the film LA Confidential.

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Powder Your Face With Sunshine - performed by Sarah Slean
"Powder Your Face With Sunshine" was performed by Canadian recording artist Sarah Slean at the 2006 CSHF Induction Ceremony.
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