11. The Song Is You
The melody of this song was composed by Jerome Kern with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. It was first performed in the 1932 musical Music in the Air
I hear music when I look at you,
A beautiful theme of ev'ry dream I ever knew.
Down deep in my heart, I hear it play,
I feel it start then melt away.
Listen to Frank Sinatra singing this song from YouTube.
12. The Way You Look Tonight
This very popular song was another Jerome Kern hit with lyrics by Dorothy Fields. It was included in the 1936 film Swing Time starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Singers who recorded this song include Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra. "The Way You Look Tonight" was also featured on several films including the romantic comedy My Bestfriend's Wedding
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.
Watch a YouTube clip from the movie Swing Time featuring Fred Astaire singing this lovely song.
13. They Can't Take That Away From Me
This memorable song was written by Ira and George Gershwin in 1937. It was first performed by Fred Astaire in the film "Shall We Dance." It was also recorded by Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Sarah Vaughan, to name a few.
The way you wear your hat
The way you sip your tea
The memory of all that
No they cant take that away from me
Watch the great Tony Bennett and Elvis Costello perform this song courtesy of YouTube.
14. This Can't Be Love
Another well-received song collaboration between Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. The song was featured in the 1938 musical The Boys from Syracue
This can't be love because I feel so well
No sob, no sorrow, no sight
This can't be love I get no dizzy spells
My head is not in the skies
Nat King Cole's version of this song via YouTube.
15. Where or When
Rodgers and Hart were certainly on a roll during the 1930s. This song was performed by Ray Heatherton in the 1937 musical Babes In Arms. Many singers recorded this song including Peggy Lee and Julie Andrews; instrumentalists like Stan Getz and Benny Goodman also recorded this song.
It seem we stood and talked like this before
We looked at each other in the same way then
But I can't remember where or when