Secret Love

This is a beautiful love song Doris Day sung in the film Calamity Jane.                 The song was written by Sammy Fain and the lyrics by Paul Francis Webster for the 1953 film Calamity Jane.                 “Doris Day first heard “Secret Love” when its co-writer Sammy Fain visited the singer’s home and played it for Read More

It’s Magic

                It’s Magic is another Doris Day hit.                 The music was written by Jule Styne and the lyrics by Sammy Cahn.                 Day introduced the song in her film debut, Romance on the High Seas, which was released in 1947.                 The song rose in the Billboard Charts in 1948 and was nominated for Read More

Sentimental Journey

Doris Day passed away last month and if you’ve read my blog for a while you know I love her music.  So for the next few weeks we’ll take a long at the story to some of her hits.                 Sentimental Journey was written by Les Brown and Ben Homer, with Bud Green providing the Read More

Hound Dog

Hound Dog helped to launch the career of Elvis Presley. The song was written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stroller. The duo wrote the song for Big Mama Thornton to suit her personality. In an interview in Rolling Stone in April 1990, Stoller said: “She was a wonderful blues singer, with a great moaning style. Read More

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Bridge Over Troubled Water is a popular song by Simon & Garfunkel.  The song appeared on their fifth and final studio album, which was released in January 1970. The song was written by Paul Simon. According to Wikipedia, “The title lyric was inspired by Claude Jeter’s line “I’ll be your bridge over deep water if Read More

Candle in the Wind

Candle in the Wind is a popular Elton John song about Marilyn Monroe. Elton John wrote the song with Bernie Taupin. The reference to “goodbye Norma Jean” is a reference to Marilyn’s birth name before she reached stardom and changed her name. The song debuted on Elton John’s 1973 album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.  In Read More

Here Comes the Sun

Here Comes the Sun is a popular Beatles’ song. The song was written by one of the members of the popular group known as the Beatles, George Harrison.  Harrison wrote the song at the country house of his friend, and fellow musician, Eric Clapton.  The lyrics reflect Harrison’s relief of both the arrival of spring Read More

Oh, What a Beautiful Morning!

With the arrival of spring, comes a spring in the step and a song in the heart.  Everyone enjoys that beautiful feeling. Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ is the opening song from the musical Oklahoma! Oklahoma! was the first collaboration and hit for composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II. Oklahoma! on the Broadway Read More

Lullaby of Broadway

Lullaby of Broadway was a popular Doris Day song in the 1950s. However, it was first published in 1935.  The words were written by Harry Warren and the lyrics by Al Dubin. The song was written for Gold Diggers of 1935, a musical film. The song was also used that same year as background music Read More

It Might As Well Be Spring

Spring time is in the air and we are restless and jumpy knowing it’s springtime. The song It Might As Well be Spring was written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II for their musical State Fair. The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1945, the year it was written. State Read More