Bing Crosby Pennies from Heaven
Was the creation of, Arthur Johnston, music and Johnny Burke,
lyrics and sung by Bing Crosby in a film that bore the same
title. Frank Sinatra would record the song as well as Dean Martin.
Most recently it was used in the otherwise silent 2011 film
Fred Astaire The Way You Look Tonight
The music for this popular song was written by Jerome Kern
with lyrics by Dorothy Fields. It was first introduced in
the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers film Swing Time, but sung
in the film by Miss Rogers. This song would have a long and
happy ride across the decades, being recorded by many and
used in various ways. The song would hit the charts at #13
in 1961 when sung by The Lettermen. And would also be used
in a Kodak Commercial and included on an album that included
all the popular songs Kodak would use for advertising. When
Dorothy Fields heard the melody for the first time she reported
that she "went out and cried." It has been recently
recorded by Olivia Newton-John, Phil Collins, Harry Connick,
Jr., Rod Stewart, Michael Bublé,
Bing Crosby I'm An Old Cowhand
This is considered a comic song and was written by Johnny
Mercer for the film Rhythm on the Range which starred Bing
Crosby. Crosby would also sing the song in the movie. Crosby
recorded the song with Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra and
it would become a hit for 1936. It has been sung Roy Rodgers
and Frank Sinatra. In an Episode of I Love Lucy the song would
be sung by Vivian Vance and Lucille Ball as their characters
of Ethel Mertz and Lucy Ricardo.
Benny Goodman The Glory of Love
The song was originally recorded by Benny Goodman and written
by Billy Hill. In 1951 the song would be recorded by The Five
Keys and would be on the charts at the number one on four
different weeks of that year. The song would be recorded by
artists as diverse as Dean Martin and Bette Midler. Miss Midler
would record the song for her 1988 film entitled Beaches which
co-starred Barbara Hershey.
Marion Anderson He's Got The Whole World In His Hands
He's Got The Whole World In His Hands is a Christian Spiritual
whose origins are unknown. It was first published in 1927
in a paperback hymnal. It would be recorded by Artists such
as Marion Anderson as well as Mahalia Jackson. In 1958 the
song woild hit the number one spot on the list of songs most
played by jockeys. This version of the song was recorded by
English singer Laurie London with the Geoff Love Orchestra
Ray Noble I've Got You Under My Skin
Written by Cole Porter the song was first performed for the
MGM musical Born To Dance. It was nominated for Best Song
for The Academy Awards. This song would go on to be a signature
song for Frank Sinatra and a number ten hit for The Four Seasons
Leo Reisman It Ain't Necessarily So
This popular song is operatic in its origin as it was written
by George and Ira Gershwin for their opera Porgy and Bess.
In the Opera the song is sung by the villain of the piece
whose name is Sportin Life. In the song he is arguing about
parts of the Bible. It is curious to note that this song would
be a hit the same year as He's Got The Whole World In His
hands. The song is sung by black performers and written for
a black character, but it has also been recorded by white
performers such as Cher, The Moody Blues, and Brian Wilson.
Benny Goodman Goody Goody
This song was written by Matty Malneck, music and Johnny Mercer
Lyrics. Originally recorded by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra,
The song be used on The Muppet Show and be recorded by such
artists as Frank Sinatra. In 2007 the song would be recorded
by The BBC Orchestra for the film, The Water Horse: legend
of the Deep.
Top Artists and Songs of
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Until The Real Thing Comes Along
What Will I Tell My Heart
Glory of Love
It's Been So Long
Stompin' At The Savoy
These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)
You Turned The Tables On Me
These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)
I'm An Old Cowhand
Pennies From Heaven
Robins and Roses
Bob Wills and his Texes Playboys
Steel Guitar Rag
I'll Sing You a Thousand Love Songs
Moon Over Miami
Pennies From Heaven
Take My Heart
All My Life
It's A Sin To Tell A Lie
A Fine Romance
I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket
Let Yourself Go
The Way You Look Tonight
When Did You Leave Heaven?
There's A Small Hotel
When I'm With You
A Beautiful Lady In Ble
A Melody From The Sky
IsIt True What They Say About Dixie?
Organ Grinder's Swing
Leslie A Hutchinson
These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)
He's Got The Whole World In His Hands
I've Got You Under My Skin
32 20 Blues
Cross Road Blues
Kind Hearted Woman Blues
Great Speckled Bird
Shep Fields andhis Ripplin Rhythm Orchestra
Did I Remember?
Easy To Love
In The Chapel in the Moonlight
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
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