"Misty", a jazz standard, was originally composed as an instrumental piece. The tune was later paired with lyrics by Johnny Burke and became the signature song of Johnny Mathis, reaching number 12 on the U.S. Pop Singles chart in 1959. Country singer Ray Stevens had a number 14 hit with his cover version of "Misty" in 1975 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song has been recorded many times, including versions by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan.