Created to celebrate over one million sales, the first gold record in the history of music was gifted by RCA to Glenn Miller and His Orchestra in February 1942 for the single “Chattanooga Choo Choo”. For the event, this record company produced a 78rpm vinyl completely covered with gold announcing the great success of this musical masterpiece. The song was nominated for an Academy Award in 1941 for Best Song from a Movie. The song achieved its success that year even though it could not be heard on network radio for much of 1941 due to the ASCAP boycott.
The lyrics of the song tell the story of a man traveling south on a coal-burning train from Pennsylvania Station in New York and arriving in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he will meet up with his girl. Many American men were serving in the military when this song was recorded, as World War II was raging in Europe. Glenn Miller asked his orchestra to perform while thinking about a returning soldier with that feeling of excitement as he gets a shoe shine, boards the train and watches the scenery go by, knowing he’s headed for home.
In homage to this special song, this Jusbox fragrance celebrates the beauty of that romantic and enchanting moment, where the perfect night meets love.