Move over Darling

Move over Darling was a popular Doris Day song, which she recorded for the 1963 movie of the same name.

Doris Day

The song was written by Day’s son, Terry Melcher, and Hal Kanter and Joe Lubin.

The movie was a remake of My Favorite Wife staring Irene Dunne, Cary Grant and Gail Patrick

Marilyn Monroe and Dean Martin began filming on a remake titled Something’s Got to Give in 1962.  Marilyn was fired from the production and died later that summer before the film could be completed.

In 1964, Move over Darling was chosen for a Royal Film Performance in the presence of H.R.H. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Day was nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical for the film but lost to Shirley MacLaine.

Day’s version of the song spent 16 weeks on the UK’s Record Retailer chart in 1964. The song was re-released on the UK Singles Chart in 1987.

Tracey Ullman released a version of the song in 1983.