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"If I Had a Talking Picture of You" -- Charles Farrell and Janet Gaynor in Sunnyside Up (1929)

Next: Sung in a post-code movie by Mae West

 

 

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Here's Mae West in KLONDIKE ANNIE singing a song Disney+ would label as outdated: "I'm an occidental women in an oriental mood for love"

 

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speaking of words changing meanings, a song that uses "gay" in the old-timey way

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I Feel Pretty --Marni Nixon dubbing for Natalie Wood in West Side Story

next--another dubbed song, but not by Marni Nixon

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Vera Ellen dubbed by Joan Small in LET'S BE HAPPY -- "I'm GOing to Scotland!"

 

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another song sung in or about Scotland, or with bagpipes

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Madame Bovery Waltz by Miklos Rozsa - Jennifer Jones and Louis Jourdan in Madame Bovary ( one of the best photographed scenes in any film I think)

song performed by Louis Prima and Keely Smith in a movie

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The Girl Most Likely To Succeed - sung by Debbie Reynolds and Robert Wagner - Say One For Me

song sung in a movie with a singer and backed up with a singing group

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Many songs from TIME OUT FOR RHYTHM, including the title song,  were sung by Joan Merrill and backed up by the singing group Six Hits and a Miss

 

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Something else by Sammy Cahn

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"Come Fly WIth Me"!!!!!! Love the Nelson Riddle arrangement of this song

 

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something else written or arranged by Nelson Riddle

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"They All Laughed" -- Shall We Dance (1937) -- mentions Columbus, Marconi, many others.

Next: Song that mentions a royal

 

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" Those Were The Good Old Days"-- Damn Yankees

" Antoinette, dainty Queen, with her quaint guillotine"

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A song that mentions a president/ first lady

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Yankee Doodle Dandy--James Cagney, as FDR, mentions several presidents and Eleanor in Off the Record 

 next--another song performed in a 'play within the film'

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"Manhattan" by Rodgers & Hart, used in boatloads of movies including one that was named after it

 

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performed at some sort of audition

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