Sammy Fain composed the music to Lew Brown’s lyric for “That Old Feeling,” which is introduced in a supper club performance, first as a torch song sung by Virginia Verrill and then tap danced by Georgie Tapps. The song was nominated for an Oscar along with the art direction for the film. Fain was nominated nine times for Best Original Song Oscar and won twice--for “Secret Love” (1954) and “Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing” (1955). Brown, who was born in Ukraine, enjoyed success on Tin Pan Alley and Broadway.
It is a song in the musical theme song movie dealing with the fashion world in 1938 of "Vogues of 1938", was nominated for an Academy Award the same year.
Last night I started out happy Lasy night my heart was so gay Last night I found myself dancing In my fav'rite cabaret you were completely forgotten Just an affair of the past Then suddenly something happened to me And I found my heart beating, oh, so fast
I saw you last night and got that old feeling When you came in sight I got that old feeling The moment that you danced by I felt a thrill And when you caught my eyes my heart stood still
Once again I seemed to feel that old yearning And I knew the spark of love was still burning There'll be no new romance for me, it's foolish to start For that old feeling is still in my heart