THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS

Latest update on 03/03/2012

Artist: Ethel Merman, Ray Middleton, Marty May & William O'Neal
Author: Irving Berlin
Label: Decca
Year: 1946

With the Jay Blackton Orch. Showstopper from Broadway musical Annie Get Your Gun, based on the life story of Ohio sharpshooter Annie Oakley and her husband Frank Butler. Ethel was Annie, Ray was Frank, while William O'Neal was Buffalo Bill. Generated over a thousand performances, while this song was almost left out: Berlin had the impression producer Richard Rodgers didn't like it in the first place.

Covers:

1946:

Frank Sinatra

1946:

Mel Tormé

1947:

Bing Crosby, The Andrews Sisters & Dick Haymes [hit US]

1949:

Judy Garland

1949:

Maurice Chevalier

1950:

Eddie Cantor

1950:

Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Louis Calhern & Keenan Wynn [in film Annie Get Your Gun]

1954:

Marilyn Monroe [in film There's No Business Like Show Business]

1955:

Sonny Rollins

1957:

Mary Martin

1957:

Connee Boswell

1959:

Four Lads

1962:

Doris Day & Robert Goulet

1969:

Mary Hopkin

1974:

Flo & Eddie

1984:

Rosemary Clooney

1985:

Susannah McCorkle

1988:

Helen Merrill

1991:

James Brown

1991:

Barry Manilow

1992:

Liza Minnelli

1999:

Harry Connick Jr.

1999:

Bernadette Peters [and the rest of the cast in Broadway revival Annie Get Your Gun]

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