"Bésame Mucho" (Kiss me a lot) is a song written in 1940 by Mexican songwriter Consuelo Velázquez. It is one of the most famous boleros, and was recognized in 1999 as the most sung and recorded Mexican song in the world.
An English-language version of the song was written by Sunny Skylar.
Besame, besame mucho Each time I cling to your kiss, I hear music divine Besame, besame mucho Hold me my darling and say that you'll always be mine
This joy is something new My arms enfolding you Never knew this thrill before Who ever thought I'd be holding you close to me Whispering "It's you I adore"
Dearest one, if you should leave me Each little dream would take wing and my life would be through Besame, besame mucho Love me forever and make all my dream come true
Besame, besame mucho Como si fuera esta noche la ultima vez. Besame, besame mucho, Que tengo miedo perderte, perderte despues
Quiero tenerte muy cerca Mirarme en tus ojos estar junto a mi Piensa que tal vez manana Estare muy lejos, muy lejos de ti Besame, besame mucho Como si fuera esta noche la ultima vez. Besame, besame mucho, Que tengo miedo perderte, perderte despues Que tengo miedo perderte, perderte despues
It is a tune of 1928. As in the previous economic upheaval, or of trying to balance it on the cultural, calm atmosphere will flow. It is a tune that could be around 13 years old and Billy Holiday. But Billy was coming to an end childhood anymore, later in life, when you sing this song, considering the age of then, it might have been remembered a happy little mood.
I'm not much to look at, nothin' to see Just glad I'm livin' and lucky to be I got a man, crazy for me He's funny that way
I can't save a dollar, ain't worth a cent He doesn't holler, he'd live in a tent I got a man, crazy for me He's funny that way
Though he loves to work and slave for me everyday He'd be so much better off if I went away
But why should I leave him, why should I go? He'd be unhappy without me, I know I've got that man mad about me He's funny that way
How can see no other way and no better plan End it all and let him go to some other day
But I'm only human, a coward at best I'm more than certain he'd follow me West I've got that man crazy for me He's funny that way
It is generally associated with Frank Sinatra, who recorded it on his 1964 album It Might as Well Be Swing, accompanied by Count Basie, under the direction of Quincy Jones. It was the last song Sinatra sang in public, on February 25, 1995, and the words "The Best is Yet to Come" are etched on Sinatra's tombstone. Though Sinatra made it popular, the song was actually written for and introduced by Tony Bennett.
Out of the tree of life I just picked me a plum You came along and everything's startin' to hum Still, it's a real good bet, the best is yet to come
Best is yet to come and babe, won't that be fine? You think you've seen the sun, but you ain't seen it shine
Wait till the warm-up's underway Wait till our lips have met Wait till you see that sunshine day You ain't seen nothin' yet
The best is yet to come and babe, won't it be fine? Best is yet to come, come the day you're mine
Come the day you're mine I'm gonna teach you to fly We've only tasted the wine We're gonna drain the cup dry
Wait till your charms are right for these arms to surround You think you've flown before, but baby, you ain't left the ground
Wait till you're locked in my embrace Wait till I draw you near Wait till you see that sunshine place Ain't nothin' like it here
The best is yet to come and babe, won't it be fine? The best is yet to come, come the day you're mine
The major hits at the time of introduction were Glenn Miller with Ray Eberle and Tommy Dorsey with Frank Sinatra. It was also recorded by Billy Eckstine. The song proved popular with 1960s pop and rhythm and blues artists, resulting in charted remakes in 1960-61 (Brook Benton), 1962 (Etta James), and Ricky Nelson (1963). The Ricky Nelson version was an enormous hit, reaching #12 in the Billboard pop charts and would become the most famous version of this song. It was also recorded by Doris Day and André Previn in their 1962 album Duet. Elvis Presley recorded the song following Ricky Nelson's style in 1971 and was released on the 1972 album Elvis Now. Bow Wow Wow covered the track on their 1980 album Your Cassette Pet. She & Him covered Ricky Nelson's version for Levi's Pioneer Sessions in 2010.
Frank Sinatra in Colombia sings from the verse. (3:30) 1955.
"Romance is a game for fools", I used to say, A game I thought I'd never play. "Romance is a game for fools", I said and grinned. Then you passed by and here am I Throwing caution to the wind.
Fools rush in Where angels fear to tread And so I come to you, my love My heart above my head
Though I see The danger there If there's a chance for me Then I don't care
Fools rush in Where wise men never go But wise men never fall in love So how are they to know
When we met I felt my life begin So open up your heart and let This fool rush in
It was originally part of the musical score for Robin and the 7 Hoods, a 1964 musical film starring several members of the Rat Pack. It was nominated for the 1964 Academy Award for Best Original Song but lost to "Chim Chim Cher-ee" from Mary Poppins. Although the song predated the Grammy Award Best Original Song for a Motion Picture category, the entire score was nominated for the 1964 Grammy Award in the category Best Original Score Written for A Motion Picture, but it lost to the eponymously titled Mary Poppins score.
Frank Sinatra recorded several versions which have appeared on many of his albums. Also, many artists have performed the song as a tribute to Sinatra in posthumous tribute albums. In addition, the song had been recorded by many other artists prior to Sinatra's death. The lyrics, which praise the city of Chicago for its people and institutions, repeat the phrase My Kind of Town several times, usually in a line that says "My kind of town, Chicago is".
Now this could only happen to a guy like me And only happen in a town like this So may I say to each of you most gratef'lly As I throw each one of you a kiss
This is my kind of town, Chicago is My kind of town, Chicago is My kind of people, too People who smile at you
And each time I roam, Chicago is Calling me home, Chicago is Why I just grin like a clown.* (It makes me jump up and down) It's my kind of town (Every bit of it is) My kind of town, Chicago is My kind of town, Chicago is My kind of razzmatazz And it has all that jazz
And each time I leave, Chicago is Tuggin' my sleeve, Chicago is. (Grabbin' my sleeve, Chicago is) The Wrigley Building, Chicago is The Union Stockyard, Chicago is. (The Chicago Cubbies, Chicago is) One town that won't let you down It's my kind of town
It was written for the romance film, Three Coins in the Fountain and refers to the act of throwing a coin into the Trevi Fountain in Rome while making a wish. Each of the film's three stars performs this act.
Cahn and Styne were asked to write the song to fit the movie but were unable to either see the film or read the script. They completed the song in an hour and had produced a demonstration record with Frank Sinatra by the following day. The song was subsequently used in the film soundtrack but in the rush Twentieth Century Fox neglected to sign a contract with the composers, allowing them to claim complete rights over the royalties. The song was subsequently recorded by The Four Aces, who had a number-one hit on the U.S. Billboard pop chart chart in 1954, while the Sinatra recording topped the UK Singles Chart for three weeks in September and October that year.
Three coins in the fountain, Each one seeking happiness. Thrown by three hopeful lovers, Which one will the fountain bless?
Three hearts in the fountain, Each heart longing for its home. There they lie in the fountain Somewhere in the heart of Rome.
Which one will the fountain bless? Which one will the fountain bless?
Three coins in the fountain, Through the ripples how they shine. Just one wish will be granted, One heart will wear a valentine. Make it mine! Make it mine! Make it mine!
It was originally recorded as a big-band/swing tune by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra and featured in the 1941 movie "Sun Valley Serenade".
Hi there Tex, what you say Step aside partner, it's my day Bend an ear & listen to my version Of a really solid Tennessee excursion
Pardon me, boy Is that the Chattanooga choo choo? Track twenty-nine Boy, you can gimme a shine I can afford To board a Chattanooga choo choo I've got my fare And just a trifle to spare
You leave the Pennsylvania Station 'bout a quarter to four Read a magazine and then you're in Baltimore Dinner in the diner Nothing could be finer Than to have your ham an' eggs in Carolina
When you hear the whistle blowin' eight to the bar Then you know that Tennessee is not very far Shovel all the coal in Gotta keep it rollin' Woo, woo, Chattanooga there you are
There's gonna be A certain party at the station Satin and lace I used to call "funny face" She's gonna cry Until I tell her that I'll never roam So Chattanooga choo choo Won't you choo-choo me home? Chattanooga Choo Choo Won't you choo-choo me home?
Cole Porter wrote it for 1941's film,”Something To Shout About”. Dinah Shore had a major hit with the song at the time of its introduction. Diane Keaton performed the song in Woody Allen's movie Radio Days.
It's not that you're fairer Than a lot of girls just as pleasin' That I doff my hat As a worshipper at your shrine It's not that you're rarer Than asparagus out of season No, my darling, this is the reason Why you've got to be mine
You'd be so nice to come to You'd be so nice by the fire While the breeze on high, sang a lullaby You'd be all that I could desire
Under stars chilled by the winter Under an August moon burning above You'd be so nice You'd be paradise, to come home to and love (Sinatra sings the 2nd chorus as following.) You'd be so nice to come to You'd be awful nice by the fire While the breeze up on high, sang a lullaby You'd be all that I could desire
Under stars chilled by the winter Under an August moon burning up there above You'd be so nice Just like paradise, to come home to and love
The two best-selling versions were recorded by the orchestras of Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey in 1940.
The recording by Glenn Miller was released by Bluebird Records as catalog number 10622. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on July 20, 1940 and lasted 3 weeks on the chart, peaking at #3.
The recording by Tommy Dorsey was released by Victor Records as catalog number 26581. It reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart at #8 on July 20, 1940, its only week on the chart.
Imagination is funny, It makes a cloudy day sunny Makes a bee think of honey Just as I think of you
Imagination is crazy, Your whole perspective gets hazy Starts you asking a daisy "What to do, what to do?"
Have you ever felt a gentle touch and then a kiss And then and then, Find it's only your imagination again? Oh, well
Imagination is silly, You go around willy-nilly For example, I go around wanting you And yet I can't imagine that you want me, too
Lost in the Stars is a musical with book and lyrics by Maxwell Anderson and music by Kurt Weill, based on the novel Cry, the Beloved Country (1948) by Alan Paton. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1949; it was the composer's last work for the stage before he died the following year.
Before Lord God made the sea and(or) the land He held all the stars in the palm of his hand And they ran through his fingers like grains of sand And one little star fell alone
Then the Lord God hunted through the wide night air For the little dark star on(in) the wind down there And he stated and promised he'd take special care So it wouldn't get lost again(no more)
Now, a man don't mind if the stars get dim And the clouds blow over and darken him So(As) long as the Lord God's watching over them(him) Keeping track how it all goes on
But I've been walking through the night and the day Till my eyes get weary and my head turns gray And sometimes it seems maybe God's gone away Forgetting his promise that we heard him say
And we're lost out here in the stars Little stars big stars blowing through the night And we're lost out here in the stars Little stars big stars blowing through the night And we're lost out here in the stars
"It Was a Very Good Year" is a song composed by Ervin Drake in 1961 for and originally recorded by Bob Shane of The Kingston Trio and subsequently made famous by Frank Sinatra's version in D-minor, which won the Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male in 1966. Gordon Jenkins was awarded Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) for the Sinatra version. This single peaked at #28 on the U.S. pop chart and became Sinatra's first #1 single on the Easy Listening. The song can be found on Sinatra's 1965 album September of My Years. A live, stripped-down performance is featured on his Sinatra at the Sands album. It was featured in The Sopranos season 2 opener.
When I was seventeen, it was a very good year It was a very good year for small town girls and soft summer nights We'd hide from the lights on the village green When I was seventeen
When I was twenty-one, it was a very good year It was a very good year for city girls who lived up the stair With all that perfumed hair and it came undone When I was twenty-one
When I was thirty-five, it was a very good year It was a very good year for blue-blooded girls of independent means We'd ride in limousines their chauffeurs would drive When I was thirty-five
But now the days are short, I'm in the autumn of the year And now I think of my life as vintage wine from fine old kegs From the brim to the dregs, it poured sweet and clear It was a very good year
It echoes themes of a Christian evangelical revivalist meeting song.
It was the first song they wrote together, and was introduced by Ruth Etting in The Nine-Fifteen Revue in 1930.
Influenced by the Get Happy tradition, it is most associated with Judy Garland, who performed it in her last MGM film Summer Stock (1950). An instrumental, hot jazz arrangement of the song, performed by Abe Lyman's Brunswick Recording Orchestra, served as the original theme music for Warner Bros.' Merrie Melodies cartoons in 1932. Garland sang this song with Barbra Streisand in a medley that also included "Happy Days Are Here Again" on The Judy Garland Show in 1963.
Forget your troubles Come on get happy You better chase all your cares away Shout hallelujah Come on get happy Get ready for the Judgment Day
The sun is shining Come on get happy The lord is waiting to take your hand Shout Hallelujah Come on get happy We're going to the Promised Land
We're heading 'cross the river Wash your sins away in the tide It's all so peaceful on the other side
Forget your troubles And just get happy You better chase all your cares away Shout hallelujah Come on get happy Get ready for the Judgment Day