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A Day in the Life of a Fool (Manhã De Carnaval or Morning of Carnival)
Music by Luis Bonfá; Lyrics by Antônio Maria; English text by Carl Sigman (theme of a Portuguese language film)
It became one of the first Bossa Nova compositions to gain popularity outside Brazil. In the U.S., its considered one of the most important Brazilian Jazz/Bossa songs that helped establish the Bossa Nova movement in the late 1950s. In France, the song is also known as “La Chanson d’Orphée.” The lyrics for all foreign texts were written by others, using Bonfá’s original music.
On the Street Where You Live – Music by Frederick Loewe; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Vic Damone recorded the most successful version of this song.
Les Parapluies de Cherbourg – Music by Michel Legrand; Lyrics by Jacques Demy
“Les Parapluies de Cherbourg” is Demy’s middle film in an informal “romantic trilogy.”
Con Te Partirò – Music by Francesco Sartori; Lyrics by Lucio Quarantotto
Although popular throughout the world, the song’s original release was not successful in Italy.
Les Feuilles Mortes (Autumn Leaves) – Music by Joseph Kosma; Lyrics by Jacques Prévert
It is one of the most recorded songs in the world.
At Peace with the World — Music and Lyrics Irving Berlin
“God Bless America” and “White Christmas” (1942) are his most well-known songs.
Reaching for the Moon – Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
In 1930, the title song of this film was only used as background music.