My Way is a song written and composed by Frank Sinatra, who was an American singer, actor, and producer, who lived between 1915-1998.
He is still one of the most popular musical artists of the 20th century and not only.
My way was written by Frank Sinatra in 1969, released in March that year as part of the album named My Way, like the song.
The song has a length of 4:35 minutes and it belongs to the traditional pop genre. It was a success for a variety of performers, for example, Sid Vicious or Elvis Presley.
The original song was heard by Paul Anka in 1967 as a French pop song named Comme d’habitude, performed by Claude Francois. He wanted to negotiate the song rights and he acquired recording, adaptation, and publishing rights.
Paul and Frank had an encounter in Florida, where they decided to re-write the original French song for Frank, modifying just a little bit the melodic structure and lyrics.
When released, the version had a big success. It reached no 27 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and no 2 on the Easy Listening chart in the US,
In time, the song won many prizes and was nominated to many more. It has also a lot of versions by important artists like Elvis Presley for example, or Dorothy Squires, Margaret Mackie.
Looking into the free My Way piano sheets, we learn that the instruments used are trumpet, saxophone, and clarinet.
The song became Frank’s signature song, but as we learn from his daughter, he could not stand it, he always said that he "loathed" the song.
The melodic line is unique, it starts rising sixth progression and builds in intensity and power to the big ending, which Frank himself says that he did it his way.
You can find the free My Way piano sheet music on our website; being such a great all times song, you can help yourself by playing it at your piano at home.
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