Doris Day is the UK's oldest top ten hit maker

87-year-old charts with My Heart
Doris Day is the UK's oldest top ten hit maker.

Doris Day has become the oldest artist in chart history to score a UK top ten hit with an album of new material.

The 87-year-old singer-and-actress' latest release, My Heart, went in at number nine yesterday (11.09.11), over 62 years after the release of her debut album.

The record features 12 previously-unheard tracks recorded between 1951 and 1994 and was produced by her son, Terry Melcher, prior to his death in 2004.

Speaking about the album, Doris said: "I was asked to choose the songs I preferred for the album; these are the tunes that reflect my love of animals, my love for my son.

"They're the dearest things to My Heart."

In 2009, Dame Vera Lynn scored a number one album at the age of 92, but it was a greatest hits compilation, not new material.

Doris recently spoke about making the album, admitting how much she enjoyed recording it.

She said: "It has been a long time. I had a lot of fun doing it and I hope people enjoy it as I enjoyed doing it so much."

As well as producing the album, Terry - who sung on The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds album during his career - also sang on one of the tracks, and Doris is delighted with his contribution.

She said: "I miss my Terry every day. But I keep him here and I'm so happy that he's singing on the album. I used to love to hear him sing and he should have done more things.

"I get mail from his friends all the time saying he had so much talent and he was always laid back. He didn't push himself. He was such a good guy and I loved him dearly."

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