Stanley Robert "Bobby" Vinton, Jr. (born April 16, 1935) is an American pop music singer of Polish and Lithuanian ethnic background. In pop music circles, he became known as "The Polish Prince of Poch", as his music plays tribute to his Polish heritage. Known of this angelic vocals and his best love songs, his most popular song, "Blue Velvet" (a cover of Tony Bennett's 1951 song), peaked at No. 1 on the now renamed Billboard Pop Singles Chart. It also served as inspiration for the film of the same name. Melodies of Love was Bobby Vinton's twenty-fourth studio album and his first studio album for ABC Records. It was released in 1974. The album was released in response to popular demand, following Vinton's million-selling single "My Melody of Love", his first single in two years, which proved a successful comeback and earned Vinton the nickname "the Polish Prince". After the song became a #3 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and a #1 adult contemporary hit, the semi-eponymous album was released, reaching #16 on the Billboard Hot 200 list of popular albums and going gold. "My Melody of Love" is the title of a popular song from 1974 by the American singer Bobby Vinton. Vinton adapted his song from a German song composed by Henry Mayer, and it appears on Vinton's album Melodies of Love. Vinton came up with the idea to adapt Mayer's song while performing in Las Vegas, Nevada. The original song was called Herzen haben keine Fenster ("Hearts have no windows") and was a hit in Germany and Austria as performed by Austrian singer Elfi Graf. A version with newly written English lyrics was released as a single called "Don't Stay Away Too Long" by the British duo Peters and Lee earlier in 1974. Peters and Lee's version of the song failed to chart in the US but reached number three on the UK Singles Chart. Vinton's lyrics use a refrain that switches between English and Polish: Moja droga, ja cię kocham, Means that I love you so. Moja droga, ja cię kocham, More than you'll ever know. Kocham ciebie całym sercem, Love you with all my heart. "My Melody of Love" was Vinton's highest charting US pop hit since "Mr. Lonely" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1964, nearly ten years before. "My Melody of Love" spent two weeks at number three on the Hot 100 chart in November 1974 and was certified a Gold Record by the RIAA. In addition, it spent one week at number one on the Billboard easy listening chart, the singer's fourth song to top this chart. Its success led to Vinton's nickname "the Polish Prince". The song also became the theme-song of The Bobby Vinton Show, Vinton's variety show which ran in Canada on the CTV Network from 1975 to 1978. The song was also performed numerous times on the Lawrence Welk Show during the mid- to late-1970s.