|Composer(s) Milton De Lugg||Lyricist(s) Bob Hilliard|
"(Why Did I Tell You I Was Going To) Shanghai" is a popular song written by Bob Hilliard (lyricist) and Milton De Lugg (composer).
It was recorded by Doris Day in 1951 and was a big hit for her. Other charting versions were recorded by Bing Crosby and by the Billy Williams Quartet.
The recording by Doris Day was released by Columbia Records as catalog number 39423, with the flip side "My Life's Desire". It first reached the Billboard magazine charts on June 22, 1951, and lasted 17 weeks on the chart, peaking at #9.
Bing Crosby's version was recorded for Decca Records on June 8, 1951 with Dave Barbour and his Orchestra and it charted briefly in the Billboard magazine charts in the #21 position on September 8, 1951.
The recording by the Billy Williams Quartet was released by MGM Records as catalog number 10998, with the flip side "The Wondrous Word". It first reached the Billboard magazine charts on August 10, 1951, and lasted 6 weeks on the chart, peaking at #20.