Thursday, December 29, 2011

the way you look tonight

This captivating standard speaks to a cherished moment that glows with love. Jerome Kern wrote 'The Way You Look Tonight' with Dorothy Fields, who recalled: "The first time Jerry played that melody for me I went out and started to cry. The release absolutely killed me. I couldn't stop, it was so beautiful."

Fred Astaire introduced the song in the film 'Swingtime', singing it alone at the piano while Ginger Rogers was in the next room. She walks in to hear the end of the song. 'The Way You Look Tonight' spent six weeks at number one and won the 1936 Academy Award for Best Song.

Billie Holiday

Frank Sinatra

Ella Fitzgerald

Bryan Ferry

Olivia Newton-John

Michael Bublé

Some day, when I'm awfully low,
When the world is cold,
I will feel a glow just thinking of you...
And the way you look tonight.

Yes you're lovely, with your smile so warm
And your cheeks so soft,
There is nothing for me but to love you,
And the way you look tonight.

With each word your tenderness grows,
Tearing my fear apart...
And that laugh that wrinkles your nose,
It touches my foolish heart.

Lovely ... Never, ever change.
Keep that breathless charm.
Won't you please arrange it ?
'Cause I love you ... Just the way you look tonight.

Mm, Mm, Mm, Mm,
Just the way you look to-night.

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