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“Moon River” was a hit single for Jerry Butler in late 1961. Released simultaneously with Mancini’s, it reached number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 3 Easy Listening in December, two weeks before Mancini’s recording reached the same chart ranking. Danny Williams had a hit version of the song that reached number one in the UK in the final week of 1961. Although Andy Williams never released the song as a single, his LP Moon River and Other Great Movie Themes (1962), was certified gold in 1963 for selling one million units. The album reached number 3 on the Billboard Top 200, eventually selling more than two million copies by 1967. Cadence Records’ president Archie Bleyer disliked Williams’ version, believing that it had little or no appeal to teenagers. In 2002, a 74-year-old Williams sang the song at the conclusion of the live NBC special telecast celebrating the network’s 75th anniversary.