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Recommended DVD and Books


DVD: The Great American Songbook
Hosted by Michael Feinstein



The American Songbook: The Singers, Songwriters & The Songs

The American Songbook
by Ken Bloom and Michael Feinstein




The Songs of Hollywood
by Philip Furia and Laurie Patterson



Web Poll: Top Ten Movie Song Favorites

The following ten movie songs were chosen in a 1999 web poll
and are arranged in alphabetical order:

+ = not originally written for the movie   

 +1. "As Time Goes By" -
music & lyrics by Herman Hupfeld ( CASABLANCA, 1942)
[originally written  in 1931]

    2. "Beauty and the Beast" - music: Alan Menken/
lyrics: Howard Ashman (BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, 1991)

 +3. "Blue Skies" - music & lyrics by Irving Berlin (THE JAZZ SINGER, 1927/THE JOLSON STORY, 1946/ BLUE SKIES, 1946) [originally written for a Broadway show in 1927]

 +4.  "But Not for Me" - music: George Gershwin/ lyrics: Ira Gershwin (GIRL CRAZY, 1943/ BUT NOT FOR ME, 1959) [written for a Broadway show in 1930]

  5. "A Couple of Swells" -
music & lyrics by Irving Berlin (EASTER PARADE, 1948)

    6.   "It Might As Well Be Spring" - music: Richard Rodgers/
lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II (STATE FAIR, 1945)

+ 7. "Laura" - music: David Raksin/ lyrics: Johnny Mercer (1945)
[song lyrics added after the release of Raksin's score for LAURA]

  8. "Love is Here to Stay" - music: G. Gershwin/ lyrics: I. Gershwin

+ 9.  "Night and Day" - music & lyrics by Cole Porter (THE GAY DIVORCEE, 1934) [originally written for a Broadway show in 1932]

   10. "On the Atcheson, Topeka and the Santa Fe" - music: Harry Warren/ lyrics: Johnny Mercer (THE HARVEY GIRLS, 1946)


New Movie Song Poll

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