Dream a Little Dream of Me

Dream a Little Dream of Me  was written in 1931 by Fabian Andre and Wilbur Schwandt with lyrics by Gus Kahn. Ozzie Nelson first recorded the song in February 1931. Two days later Wayne King and his orchestra recoded the song.   The song became a popular standard of the time. Doris Day released the song Read More

The Deadwood Stage

The Deadwood Stage was written for the 1953 film Calamity Jane, in which Doris Day had the staring role. The song was written by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster. The song is the opening song of the musical, and often familiar by the opening line I just flew in from the windy city.  The Read More

Tea for Two

Tea for Two was written by Vincent Youmans and Irving Caesar in 1924. Youman’s first wrote the melody while serving in the Navy during World War I.  Later, he used the introductory passage for another song. He played the melody for Irving Caesar and asked for him to write the lyrics.  Caesar jotted down a Read More

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered was written by Richard Rodgers and Jerome Hart for heir musical Pal Joey. Vivienne Segal introduced the song in the Broadway premier of Pal Joey on December 25, 1940. Doris Day recorded the song The Mellomen in 1949.  The song reached #9 on the Peak Billboard charts. Rod Stewart and Cher Read More

Move over Darling

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

A Bushel and a Peck

A Bushel and a Peck was written by Frank Loesser and published in 1950. The song was introduced in the musical Guys and Dolls which opened on Broadway in November 1950.  Vivian Blaine sung the song on stage on opening night.  The song was already a hit thanks to released by Doris Day and the Read More

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

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