Sunday, February 24, 2013

The 10 Best Love Songs From A Motion Picture

I was thinking about the upcoming Academy Awards and I thought it would be fun to develop a list of my top 10 favorite love songs used in a movie. As it turned out, the project was not that much fun. Trying to narrow down the list of potential candidates to 10 was a lot tougher than I thought.  I talked to many music lover friends and musicians in order to develop the list of candidates and then I started to reduce the list over several days. There are so many musical gems  to pick from, and I apologize in advance if one of your favorite movie love songs did not make my list. So the envelope please, and the top 10 best love song winners are, in no particular order:

"As Time Goes By"  Casablanca 1942 written by Herman Hupfeld

"The Way You Look Tonight" Swing Time 1936 written by Jerome Kern & Dorothy Fields

"The Shadow of Your Smile" The Sandpiper  1965  written by Johnny Mandel & Francis Webster

"Night and Day" Night & Day 1946 written by Cole Porter

"I Will always Love You" The Bodyguard 1992 written by Dolly Parton

"Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered" Pal Joey 1940 written by Rodgers & Hart

"I Got You Under My Skin" Born to Dance 1936 written by Cole Porter

"The Nearness of You" Romance in the Dark 1938 written by Hoagy Carmichael & Ned Washington

"All the Things You Are" Broadway Rhythm 1944 written by Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II

"At Last" Orchestra Wives, 1941 Mack Gordon & Harry Warren

And the top 3 runners-up are:

"Embraceable You" 1943 Girl Crazy written by George and Ira Gershwin

"Somewhere" 1961 West Side Story written by Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim

"What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life" 1969 The Happy Ending written by Alan & Marilyn Bergman & Michel Le Grand

1 comment:

  1. One of my favorite singers here in the Valley, Aubrey Tadman, just shared some of his additional winners with me and I want to share his picks with my readers. Who could argue with any of these gems!

    Beware My Foolish Hear
    It Never Entered My Mind
    Come Rain or Shine
    I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
    Body and Soul
    But Beautiful
    Darn That Dream
    I'm Through With Love
    That's All
    My Romance


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