Thursday, April 14, 2011

"Beyond The Sea" by Bobby Darin.

OK, back to the 50's: Charles Trenet and Albert Lasry penned "La Mer" in '46. It became a pop standard with English lyrics by Jack Lawrence. Charted for Benny Goodman and Roger Williams in '48 and '55 respectively. "A romantic tale of an (oceangoing) lover and a land-locked lover waiting on a golden shore for his return." The "definitive" version came in '59 by DA MAN Bobby Darin, peaking at #6. Kevin Spacey's '04 Darin biopic shares the song's title.

Yesterday's answer: "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)". Gotta love Cher - "Moonstruck" is still one of my all-time favorite movies.

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