Introducing…Dean Martin.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Nov 26, 2013
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I compiled a few favorites, including a song guaranteed to help you feel cheerful in the morning, and one of the saddest warmest holiday songs ever. So few folks these days know Dino. I have my old man to thank for my Dean Martin appreciation. ~ W.


Pretty much my favorite morning song ever. It’s impossible not to appreciate the morning with the Dean Martin song:

Okay, get ready: best version of Baby it’s Cold Outside ever, all-time Winter classic

Another Christmas Holiday classic:


The best ever, sad, or nostalgic. Lovely:


This is getting played at my future-hypothetical wedding:

One of my very favorites:


Amore, not a favorite, but a favorite:

You’ll know this from Swingers, perhaps:


There are many other favorites–I have 43 in my iTunes…but that’s a start. Find the ones you love. Did I miss one? Add the link in comments, below, and I’ll add it in!




About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


10 Responses to “Introducing…Dean Martin.”

  1. Jacinta says:

    PS – re my first post: so many people have done versions of I’ll Be Home for Christmas” – not sure if Dean Martin best version but Bing Crosby for sure 🙂

  2. kimberlylowriter says:

    Oh, thank you for this.

    I *heart* Dino. Grew up listening to my mom's old records of him. My favorite member of the Rat Pack, and I think his version of "Baby it's Cold Outside" is the best.

  3. maj says:

    My fav is Mambo Italiano!

  4. Jane says:

    He had that boozy American charm, that is for sure…a product of his generation.

  5. Linda V. Lewis says:

    It's Deano; "Dino" is a baby dinosaur!

  6. Linda V. Lewis says:

    Waylon, it's gotta be "How do you like your TOFU in the mornin' " for you, but I sure agree it's a great song, and actually of the lot it's my favorite! I've played all of Deano's songs you've offered over the last 2 days. Thanks!

  7. Mr. Lewis, cool to find 'nother devotee of our most beloved Dino….and thanks for spreadin' so much love of our Dino here. Never was, never will be anyone as cool as the King of Cool…oh, to return to the days when Dino walked the earth. Know that your homage of our great great man is bein' shared with all the pallies gathered 'round ilovedinomartin.

  8. Helen Stopp says:

    LOVE Dean Martin! Who could possibly resist that charm and easy laugh? I have no idea how many of his songs I have on my iPod….just makes me happy listening to him.

  9. Christine says:

    How could you forget this one!

    Love this…always loved Dean 🙂

  10. nightbird says:

    My dads favorite song was 'King of The Road' 4 a time ~ I'd almost forgotten … TY for not letting me lose some pleasure I really enjoyed, especially dancing w/dad while I put my little feet on the top of my fathers shoes w/little lace-socked feet!