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There are two towns in Kansas that rhyme--

 

Eureka and Topeka--this is used in 2 movie songs, 1 well-known and 1 not so well known

 

1st--not well known:

 

(sung to a Latin beat)

"But in Topeka, They would say oh gee,

One smile and I would shout Eureka"

 

2nd--too well known to quote from a musical classic

 

Please answer, title of 2 songs, the 2 movies, composers and , of course, performers.

 

Edited by: cujas on Jan 31, 2011 2:52 PM

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Thanks, it was kind of an educated guess because I couldn't find a copy of the lyrics. By the way, the song "Que Chica" was written by Johnny Burke and Jimmy Van Heusen and was featured in the movie "Playmates" in 1941. It was performed by Harry Babbitt and Ginny Simms with Kay Kyser and his orchestra. That was four years before "Zombies On Broadway". Now:

 

Here's a little tune that always helps me when I'm blue.

It's a pretty little ditty and you'll want to learn it too.

It will cheer you up whenever skies above are gray.

When things go wrong,

It's just the song,

To chase your cares away!.

Away, Away, and everything will be O-k-a-a-ay.

 

That's the verse of a song that was used in a production number featuring a major star and a couple of well known supporting players. Can you name the song, the movie it was from, and the performers?

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" Tra-La-La-La, what a merry world we live in,

Tra-La-La-La, all of it is yours and mine;

So wear a smile, sing a little while it's raining

And through the clouds every little star will shine..."

 

The song is "Tra La La La", composed by Harry Warren with lyrics by Mack Gordon, sung by Shirley Temple, Jack Oakie, and Charlotte Greenwood in the movie "Young People"(1940)...

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Yes, muddy, it's Tra-La-La-La. In an interesting flash back in the movie, they perform the old song "Baby, Take A Bow" with a clip of then six year old Shirley dancing in 1934's "Stand Up and Cheer" They also used a clip from 1935's "Curly Top". "Young People" was Shirley's last film for Fox as a child. After "The Bluebird" did so poorly at the box office, Fox executives, namely Darryl Zanuck, started thinking that maybe It was time to go in another direction. Shirley's contract was up after "Young People", and at the ripe old age of twelve, she was let go. From 1935 to 1939, Shirley Temple was the one person who was primarily responsible for keeping Twentieth Century Fox in business. Shirley made non-musical films throughout the forties. She retired from movies in 1949 at the age of twenty-one. Your turn, skipper.

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Next...An Irving Berlin song:

 

"Never saw such perfect beauty before,

Never saw such charming manners what's more;

Never saw such eyes of heavenly blue;

Never saw what I see looking at you.

 

I could never weary

----- ---- -----, ----- ----- ----

All through life, my dearie

---- ---- ----, ---- ---- ---- "

 

Name the movie and the singer...

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"Looking At You, Looking At You"

 

Wish that I were able to make my dreams come true,

And sit across the breakfast table.

Looking at you,

Looking at you.

 

"Looking At You" was also known as "Across The Breakfast Table, Looking At You". It was sung by Al Jolson in the 1930 movie "Mammy".

 

I happen to have Michael Feinstein's album of Irving Berlin songs, so I recognized the words right away.

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Thanks, skip. Here's one that most of you will probably recognize.

 

I'll always remember the song they were playin',

The first time we danced, and I knew,

As we swayed to the music and held to each other,

I fell in love with you.

 

Now, I want you all to start humming and if you can find time to stop, you can tell me the name of the song and the singer. The tough question is "what movie featured this song in it's soundtrack?" Okay, back to humming!

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Yes, skipper. One of Anne Murray's biggest hits. Here are the lyrics.

 

*Title: Anne Murray - Could I Have This Dance*

 

I'll always remember the song they were playin',

The first time we danced and I knew,

As we swayed to the music and held to each other,

I fell in love with you.

 

Could I have this dance for the rest of my life?

Would you be my partner every night?

When we're together, it feels so right.

Could I have this dance for the rest of my life?

 

I'll always remember that magic moment,

When I held you close to me.

'Cause we moved together, I knew forever,

You're all I'll ever need

 

Could I have this dance for the rest of my life?

Would you be my partner every night?

When we're together, it feels so right.

Could I have this dance for the rest of my life?

 

Repeat Chorus

 

It was indeed used in the soundtrack of "Urban Cowboy" with John Travolta and Debra Winger. I believe that it has become very popular at wedding receptions. Your turn, muddy.

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