The song "Singin' In the Rain" is a centerpiece of the musical film of the same name: Singin' in the Rain. It is unclear exactly when the song was written; it has been claimed that the song was performed as early as 1927. The song was listed as No. 3 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs.
I'm singin' in the rain Just singin' in the rain. What a glorious feelin'. I'm happy again. I'm laughin' at clouds So dark up above. The sun's in my heart And I'm ready for love.
Let the stormy clouds chase Everyone from the place. Come on with the rain. I've a smile on my face. I'll walk down the lane With a happy refrain, And singin', just singin' in the rain.
Lemmon was born in an elevator at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. He was the son of Mildred Burgess LaRue (nee Noel) and John Uhler Lemmon, Jr., who was the president of a doughnut company. Lemmon attended John Ward Elementary School in Newton and The Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts. He later revealed that he knew he wanted to be an actor from the age of eight. Lemmon attended Phillips Academy (Class of 1943) and Harvard University (Class of 1947) where he lived in Adams House and was an active member of several Drama Clubs - becoming president of the Hasty Pudding Club - as well as a member of the Delphic Club for Gentleman, a final club at Harvard. After Harvard, Lemmon joined the Navy, receiving V-12 training and serving as an ensign. On being discharged, he took up acting professionally, working on radio, television and Broadway. He studied acting under Uta Hagen. He also became enthused with the piano and learned to play it on his own. He could also play the harmonica and the double bass.
Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans I miss it each night and day I know I'm not wrong that feeling's getting stronger The longer I stay away
Miss the moist covered vines The tall sugar pines Where mocking birds use to sing And now I like to see the lazy Mississippi Are hurrying to spring
The Mardi Gras memories* Of creol tunes that fill the air* I dream of oleanders in June* And soon I'm wishing that I was there*
Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans When that's where you left your heart And there's something more I miss the one I care for More than I miss New Orleans
The song was written and published in 1953, with Leigh contributing the lyrics to what was originally a Richards instrumental called "Moonbeam". Frank Sinatra was the first performer to record the song, which became a million-selling hit in 1953 (and spilling over with popularity into 1954). The song was such a hit that a movie that Sinatra was filming at the same time with Doris Day was renamed to the song title, and the song was included in the opening and closing credits of the movie, which was released as Young at Heart. The song has also been used on the soundtracks of other films, including It Could Happen to You, The Front, Sweet Dreams, and Space Cowboys (in a rendition by Willie Nelson).
Other performers who have recorded versions of "Young at Heart" include Jimmy Durante, Connie Francis, Perry Como, Gloria Estefan, Tony Bennett, Shawn Colvin, Rosemary Clooney, Bobby Vinton, Tom Waits, Bing Crosby, Barry Manilow, Bob Dylan, Landon Pigg and Vonda Shepard, James Darren, Monty Alexander, and Michael Bublé. The Cure incorporated verses from "Young At Heart" during concert performances of "Why Can't I Be You?" (widely available on bootlegs). Wild Man Fischer recorded an eccentric version that was included on The Rhino Brothers Present the World's Worst Records.
Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you If you're young at heart. For it's hard, you will find, to be narrow of mind If you're young at heart.
You can go to extremes with impossible schemes. You can laugh when your dreams fall apart at the seams. And life gets more exciting with each passing day. And love is either in your heart, or on it's way.
Don't you know that it's worth every treasure on earth To be young at heart. For as rich as you are, it's much better by far To be young at heart.
And if you should survive to a hundred and five, Look at all you'll derive out of being alive! And here is the best part, you have a head start If you are among the very young at heart.
The song was written for a 1933's short-lived musical, "Hold Your Horses." Its lovely tune always sets me remind something adorable.
I often wonder why you came to me Brought such a flame to me then let it die And if another love should find my heart It will remind my heart of your goodbye With every new love you'll come back to me In other eyes; it's you I'll see
If I love again, though it's someone new If I love again, it will still be you In someone's else's fond embrace I'll close my eyes and see your face
If I love again I'll find other charms But I'll make believe You are in my arms
And though my lips whisper, "I love you" My heart will not be true I'll be loving you Every time I love again
The original recording by Nat “King” Cole was released by Capitol Records as catalog number 2069. It first reached the Billboard Best Seller chart on May 23, 1952 and lasted 22 weeks on the chart, peaking at #8.
The song became the opening track to Nat's 1952 album 8 Top Pops. Tony Bennett recorded the song for his 1955 album Alone at Last With Tony Bennett. It was recorded by Frank Sinatra in 1961 with Axel Stordahl arranging and conducting for his final Capitol album, Point Of No Return, released in 1962. The song was performed by Bette Midler in the 1997 film That Old Feeling, accompanied by a Grand piano and a Double bass.
I used to walk with you Along the avenue Our hearts were carefree and gay How could I know I'd lose you Somewhere along the way?
The friends we used to know Would always smile "Hello" No love like our love they'd say Then love slipped through our fingers Somewhere along the way
I should forget But with the loneliness of night I start remembering ev'rything You're gone and yet There's still a feeling deep inside That you will always be part of me
So now I look for you Along the avenue And as I wander I pray That some day soon I'll find you Somewhere along the way
It was written for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz, and was sung by actress Judy Garland in her starring role as Dorothy Gale. It soon became her signature song, and one of the most enduring standards of the 20th century. About five minutes into the film, Dorothy sings the song after failing to get her aunt and uncle to listen to her relate an unpleasant incident involving her dog, Toto, and the town spinster, Miss Gulch. Dorothy's Aunt Em tells her to "find yourself a place where you won't get into any trouble." This prompts Dorothy to walk off by herself, musing to Toto, "'Some place where there isn't any trouble.' Do you suppose there is such a place, Toto? There must be. It's not a place you can get to by a boat, or a train. It's far, far away. Behind the moon, beyond the rain..." at which point she begins singing.
When all the world is a hopeless jumble And the raindrops tumble all around Heaven opens a magic lane When all the clouds darken up the skyway There's a rainbow highway to be found Leading from your windowpane To a place behind the sun Just a step beyond the rain
Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high, There's a land that I heard of once in a lullaby. Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue, And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.
Someday I'll wish upon a star and Wake up where the clouds are far behind me. Where troubles melt like lemon drops, Away above the chimney tops, that's where you'll find me.
Somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly. Birds fly over the rainbow, why then oh, why can't I?
If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why oh! why can't I?
The song was written (and consequently served as the main theme) for the 1948 film Night Has a Thousand Eyes. The song has been recorded by a number of artists since its introduction, among them John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Horace Silver, UAB SuperJazz (featuring Ellis Marsalis), Harry Belafonte, Paul Desmond (with Jim Hall), Irene Kral, Harry Beckett, Petula Clark and Carmen McRae.
Don't whisper things you don't mean For words deep down inside can be seen by the night The night has a thousand eyes And it knows a truthful heart from one that lies
The romance may have cooled in the past My love for you will be everlasting and bright As bright as the starlit skies And the wondrous night that has a thousand eyes
I've lived my life walking through a dream For I knew that I would find this moment supreme A night of bliss and tender sighs And the smiling down of a thousand eyes
A night of bliss and tender sighs And the smiling down of a thousand eyes The night has a thousand eyes
She wrote it even though she had never been kissed yet at the time, and kissing as she heard was considered a sin. It might be the one of the most recorded songs in the world. That means this song has so many gigs for us to listen to.
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
The most popular version of the song was recorded by Les Paul and Mary Ford. This recording was released by Capitol Records as catalog number 2486. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on June 13, 1953 and lasted thirty-one weeks on the chart, reaching number one on August 8 and remaining at number one for a total of nine weeks. The song also reached number one on the Cash Box chart.
Now the Hacienda's dark, The town is sleeping, Now the time has come to part, The time for weeping, Vaya Con Dios, my darling, May God be with you, my love...
Now the village mission bells Are softly ringing, If you listen with your heart You'll hear then singing.. Vaya Con Dios, my darling, May God be with you, my love...
Wherever you may be, I'll be beside you, Although you're many million dreams away, Each night I'll say a prayer, a prayer to guide you, To hasten every lonely hour of every lonely day...
Now the dawn is breaking through A gray tomorrow, But the memories we share Are there to borrow... Vaya Con Dios, my darling, May God be with you, my love...