"The Continental" is a song written by Con Conrad with lyrics by Herb Magidson, and was introduced by Ginger Rogers in the 1934 film, The Gay Divorcee. "The Continental" won the first Academy Award for Best Original Song to be awarded. Major record hits at the time of introduction included Jolly Coburn and Leo Reisman. A cover version by Maureen McGovern reached number 16 on the UK Singles Chart in 1976.
Beautiful music Dangerous rhythm
It's something daring, the Continental A way of dancing that's really ultra-new It's very subtle, the Continental Because it does what you want it to do
It has a passion, the Continental An invitation to moonlight and romance It's quite the fashion, the Continental Because you tell of your love while you dance
You kiss while you're dancing It's continental, ooh, it's continental You sing while you're dancing Your voice is gentle and so sentimental
You'll know before the dance is through That you're in love with her and she's in love with you You'll find while you're dancin' That there's a rhythm in your heart and soul A certain rhythm that you can't control And you will do the Continental all the time
You'll find while you're dancin' That there's a rhythm in your heart and soul A certain rhythm that you can't control And you will do the Continental all the time