1979 Johnny Mathis – The Best Days Of My Life

The Best Days of My Life is an album by American pop singer Johnny Mathis that was released on January 29, 1979, by Columbia Records and scaled back considerably on his more than decade-long practice of recording recent hit songs by other artists. He did, however, cover two standards: “As Time Goes By” and “Begin the Beguine”, the latter of which is given a disco arrangement.

The album made its first appearance on Billboard magazine’s Top LP’s & Tapes chart in the issue dated February 24, 1979, and remained there for seven weeks, peaking at number 122. It also made it to number 38 during a five-week run on the UK album chart


1  Would You Like To Spend The Night With Me (Irwin Levine; L Russell Brown) 3:04
2  As Time Goes By (Herman Hupfield) 4:36
3  The Best Days Of My Life (Arnold Goland; Cheryl Christiansen) 3:31
4  Gone, Gone, Gone (L Russell Brown; Lisa Hayward) 3:34
5  The Bottom Line (Dennis Lambert; Brian Potter) 3:58
6  The Last Time I Felt Like This (Alan Bergman; Marilyn Bergman; Marvin Hamlish) 2:58
7  Begin The Beguine (Cole Porter) 4:18
8  How Can I Make It On My Own (Nat Kipner; Terry Bradford) 4:02
9  There You Are (Nancy Goland) 4:15
10  We’re In Love (Patti Austin) 3:48



1 Would You Like To Spend The Night With Me

SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes

2 As Time Goes By

SaxPlas Johnson

5 The Bottom Line

SaxWilliam Green

6 The Last Time I Felt Like This

VocalsJane Olivor

9 There You Are

KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes

Liner Notes

Producer – Jack Gold
Arranged By, Conductor – Gene Page
Coordinator – Jo-Anne Steinberg
Recorded By – Dick Bogert, Larry Forkner, Ray Gerhardt

Photography By – David Vance

Manufactured By – Columbia Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Jon Mat Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.