Wednesday, June 23, 2004
I love music and old movies...
...so, yes, I was watching AFI's list of the top 100 movie songs last night.
I can't dispute the choice for number one movie song..."Over the Rainbow," from the Wizard of Oz. Judy Garland's young voice is at its loveliest, and the song is wistful and sweet, and an enduring classic.
In fact, I was struck with just how many terrific Judy Garland songs there were on the list. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"..."The Trolley Song"..."C'mon, Get Happy"..."The Man that Got Away"...Judy was an incredible talent. Too bad her life was so troubled, and that she died relatively young.
Some of my other favorites:
~"White Christmas" from "Holiday Inn" (one of my all-time favorite movies!)
~"Don't Rain on My Parade" from "Funny Girl" (I can't stand Barbra Streisand's politics, but as an entertainer, she almost always grabs me)
~"It Had to Be You" from "When Harry Met Sally" (I have that soundtrack, and LOVE it...it launched my affection for Harry Connick Jr.)
~"Come What May" from "Moulin Rouge"
~"My Heart will Go On" from Titanic--yes, it's a bit melodramatic and overwrought, but it will endure...
You can check out the entire list here.
What's your favorite movie song?