Que Sera, Sera
(Whatever Will Be Will Be)

Recording History
Alden & Richard
Dave Alvin
Alvin and the Chipmunks, Liberty, 1965
Arthur Fiedler and The Boston Pops Orchestra
Chet Atkins, The Best of Chet Atkins Vol. 2, RCA Victor Records, LPM-3558 (Instrumental)
Corinne Bailey Rae, The Love EP, Capitol Records, 2011
Eddie Barclay
Carla Bardo, (single), Telstar Records, TS 14692 (female Dutch vocal)
Karen Benjamin and Alan Chapman
Georges Blanes
Bones and Fifes
Judy Boucher
Andy Cameron, Scottish World Cup Anthems, Cherry Red Records, 1998
Hector Casas
Dave Cash and Didier Boland and his Orchestra, Barclay, 86034, 1958
The Chordettes
Chris and Callie Kalogerson Orchestra
Gloria Christian
Cobla Orchestra
Natalie Cole, Natalie Live!, Capitol Records, SKBL 11709, 1978
Audre Cooper
Day Davis
Doris Day and Frank DeVol and His Orchestra, Columbia Records, 4-40704 (single), RHCO 33718, 1956
The Dinning Sisters
Drew's Famous
Dublin City Ramblers
Edouard Duleu
G. Eales
Earl Royce & the Olympics, Columbia Records, (UK), 1964
Eddie Howard and his Orchestra, (single), Mercury Records, 70881
Igor Epstein
Michael Feinstein, Livingston & Evans Songbook, Concord Records, FCD-3101-2, 2002
Jose Feliciano
Sally Fletcher
The Four Freshmen
Jacqueline Francois and Michel Legrand and his Orchestra, Phillips, single N 372.390F
Geno Washington & the Ram Jam Band, Picadilly, 7N 35346 (UK), 1966
Claud Goaty
Macy Gray
Hermes House Band
The High Keyes, (single), Atco Records, 45-6268, 1963
The Holly Cole Trio, Don't Smoke in Bed, Manhattan Records, CDP 7 81198 2; (Blue Note) 0777 7 81198 21
Mary Hopkin, Those Were the Days, Apple Records, 1823, produced by Paul McCartney, 1970
Lynn Jackson and Mike Palter
Gordon Jenkins
Marie Jose
Karaoke Ameritz
Peter Kraus and Connie Francis, Rock 'n' Roll Schmuse Party, Folge 2 Records, 12-472786-10
Philippe Laumont
Hector Leca
Andrew Lilies, Infraction, INFX 006, 2003
The Lords, Columbia Records, (West Germany), 1965
Henry Mancini, Presents the Academy Award Songs 31 "Oscar" Winners, RCA Victor Records, LPM-6013
Mantovani and his Orchestra
Luis Mariano
D. May
Los Moonlights, RCA, (Mexico), 1964
Mutshiro Nishiwaki
Karen Oberlin
Jula de Palma
Emilio Pericoli
Pink Martini, Sympathique, Heinz Records, 1997
Franck Pourcel
P.J. Proby, Liberty, LRP-3406/LST-7406 (UK), 1964
Que Sera Sera - Ray's Story
The Raes, (single), A&M Records, AM 446
Carmela Ray
Ray Conniff and his Orchestra
Ray Ellis and his Orchestra, La Dolce Vita and Other Great Motion Picture Themes, RCA Victor Records, LSP 2410
Reales Embajadores
The Red Army Choir, K Foundation - NMC Music Ltd. , (Israel & Palestine), 1993
Line Renaud
Danny Rivera
Jimmie Rodgers
Normie Rowe and The Playboys, (single), Sunshine Records, QK 1103 (Australia), 1965
Melina Schneider, Melinda Does DOris, (Australia)
The Shirelles, (single), Scepter Records, 12150, 1966
Sly and the Family Stone, Fresh, Epic/CBS Records, KE 32134, 1973
Super 400, Live 05, 2006
Wax Tailor, Lab'Oratoire Le Plan, 2004
Johnny Thunders
Tony Evans and his Orchestra
Diego Torres
Billy Vaughn
Jon Weber, It's Never Quite the Same, Mood Records, MD-1111, 1998

  • Written for the 1956, Paramount Pictures, Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda de Banzie, and Bernard Miles.
  • A family vacationing in Morocco accidentally stumble on to an assassination plot and the conspirators are determined to prevent them from interfering.
  • Taglines: A little knowledge can be a deadly thing!
  • QUE SERA SERA is performed in the film by Doris Day.
  • QUE SERA SERA won the Academy Award for Best Song for 1956.
  • Doris Day's, Columbia Records (1956) recording of QUE SERA SERA (WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE) was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, 2012.

When I was just a little girl
I asked my mother, what will I be
Will I be pretty, will I be rich
Here's what she said to me.

Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours, to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.

When I was young, I fell in love
I asked my sweetheart what lies ahead
Will we have rainbows, day after day
Here's what my sweetheart said.

Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours, to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.

Now I have children of my own
They ask their mother, what will I be
Will I be handsome, will I be rich
I tell them tenderly.

Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours, to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.
QUE SERA, SERA (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) From the Paramount Picture The Man Who Knew Too Much directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring James Stewart and Doris Day Artists Music, Inc., 1955 Music and Words by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans (Special Picture Release)