Artist: Manos Hadjidakis, Melina Mercouri, Manos Hadjidakis and his Orchestra. Album: Jamais le Dimanche. Manos Hadjidakis, Percy Faith and His Orchestra - Never on Sunday (From the Stella Artois "Worth the Effort" . Advert) Turn on, Tune In - Sounds of the Best . Adverts of 2015 Vol. 4, 2016 02:45. Artist: Manos Hadjidakis Melina Mercouri Manos Hadjidakis and his Orchestra.
Never on Sunday", also known by its original Greek title "Ta Pediá tou Pireá" ("Τα Παιδιά του Πειραιά", The Children of Piraeus), is a popular song written by Manos Hatzidakis and first sung by Melina Mercouri in the film of same name, directed by Jules Dassin and starring Mercouri. The film score to the movie was first released on October 1, 1960 by United Artists Records.
Melina Mercouri With The Manos Hadjidakis Orchestra. Melina Mercouri With The Manos Hadjidakis Orchestra.
The first was Melina Mercouri, playing a happy prostitute who works (you guessed it) six days a week; she won the best actress award at Cannes, was nominated for an Oscar, and became an international star. The second was the score by Manos Hadjidakis, filled with lively bouzouki music and including the title tune, which became a Top 40 hit in both an instrumental recording by Don Costa and a vocal version by the Chordettes and won the Academy Award for best song. This soundtrack album, on which Mercouri sings the song in Greek, was an even bigger hit, just missing and staying in the charts.