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#2125120 - 07/30/13 03:18 AM popular song writers  
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Here’s a bit of fun identifying the songwriter.
10 popular songs ... no googling chaps!

1. They All Laughed
2, I Get a Kick out of You
3. The Nearness of You
4. People
5. Tonight
6. Over the Rainbow
7. Be My Love
8. Old Devil Moon
9. Imagine
10. Bridge over Troubled Water

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#2125216 - 07/30/13 09:52 AM Re: popular song writers [Re: btb]  
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1. ?
2. Cole Porter
3. Hoagy Carmichael (don't know lyricist)
4. Julie Styne (don't know lyricist)
5. Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim
6. Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg
7. ?
8. Burton Lane (don't know lyricist)
9. John Lennon
10. Paul Simon

You got me on a couple of tunes I've never hear of!

#2125328 - 07/30/13 01:42 PM Re: popular song writers [Re: jjo]  
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Hi, btb/jjo --

1 is definitely George Gershwin; Ira the lyricist
7 could be Sigmund Romberg, but not sure (can still remember Mario Lanza singing it)

#2125678 - 07/31/13 02:05 AM Re: popular song writers [Re: btb]  
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Top marks chaps ... it was only 7 that got you stumped ...
Be My Love was composed by Sammy Cahn

1. They All Laughed ... George Gershwin
2, I Get a Kick out of You ... Cole Porter
3. The Nearness of You ... Hoagy Carmichael
4. People ... Jule Styne
5. Tonight ... Leonard Bernstein
6. Over the Rainbow ... Harold Arlen
7. Be My Love ... Sammy Cahn
8. Old Devil Moon ... Burton Lane
9. Imagine ... John Lennon
10. Bridge over Troubled Water ... Paul Simon

What a pity the age of the songwriters is over ...
for my part, I have studied all the compositions
of each of the above songwriters ... what a treat!

#2125799 - 07/31/13 11:05 AM Re: popular song writers [Re: btb]  
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Be My Love was composed by Nicholas Brodzsky. Sammy Cahn wrote the sappy lyrics.

#2126468 - 08/01/13 02:50 PM Re: popular song writers [Re: btb]  
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For what it's worth, Audra McDonald does what she can to bring current songwriters some attention.

#2126492 - 08/01/13 03:43 PM Re: popular song writers [Re: btb]  
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"7. Be My Love ... Sammy Cahn"

Now that surprised me, I am also so ancient I can remember my Dad playing a record of Mario Lanza singing it.

I would have guessed Lehar or Dostal

Originally Posted by moleskincrusher
Be My Love was composed by Nicholas Brodzsky. Sammy Cahn wrote the sappy lyrics.


Zo, zee penny drops, yah?

Last edited by slipperykeys; 08/01/13 03:45 PM.
#2128321 - 08/05/13 02:51 AM Re: popular song writers [Re: btb]  
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Thanks for the correction chaps ... missed out on the composer Nicholas Brodzsky ... (sounds Russian).


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