Viewers On Sinatra

Just about everyone was touched by Frank Sinatra's art while he was alive. Now that he's gone, we asked our viewers to tell us how his music affects them and how they feel about the loss.

Here's what we found, as of Monday afternoon. You can still take the poll. (See related links below.) Updated results will appear Tuesday.

What is your favorite Sinatra song?

  • "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning:" 8%
  • "Fly Me to the Moon:" 14%
  • "Strangers in the Night:" 15%
  • "New York, New York:" 24%
  • "My Way:" 39%

What is the best Sinatra movie?
  • On the Town, 1949: 7%
  • From Here to Eternity, 1953: 53%
  • The Man with the Golden Arm, 1955: 14%
  • High Society, 1956: 15%
  • Pal Joey, 1957: 12%

We also learned that Frank Sinatra's fans on the Internet who responded to the poll are:
  • Under age 25: 17%
  • Age 25 to 45: 25%
  • Age 45 to 60: 33%
  • Over 60: 14%
  • Of those responding, 10% say they are not Sinatra fans.

Here are some of the write-in sentiments and reminiscences on Frank Sinatra:
  • Frank Sinatra was simply the best!!"
  • "I am 23 and first got hooked on listening to Sinatra my freshman year in high school. I now have 64 Sinatra compact discs. There is rarely a day that passes that I don't listen to one of his songs. The world has lost a great man, but he has left us so much."
  • "He was a great singer that made a song sound like it came from his soul. I'm sure his music will live on for years to come."
  • "He was just a singer, not a God!"
  • "The adoration of Frank Sinatra is symptomatic of a society that glories fame, power at any price, and violence. Sinatra was a man who "Did it His Way", but in the process lived a life unworthy to be imitated, much less honored."