SINGIN' IN THE RAIN

Latest update on 10/11/2016

Artist: Rounders
Author: Arthur Freed/Nacio Brown
Label: Victor
Year: 1929

Oldest recording, but first performed by Doris Eaton Travis in the 1928 stage production Hollywood Music Box Review. The following year, it took off after being featured in MGM's first 'talkie' Hollywood Review Of 1929, as sung by the Rounders, Cliff 'Ukelele Ike' Edwards and the Brox Sisters. The Rounders were the first to formally record it for release. For more Arthur Freed/Nacio Brown songs, see: Good Morning.

Covers:

1929:

Cliff Edwards [n°1 US; his biggest hit; see also: When You Wish Upon A Star]

1929:

Earl Burtnett

1931:

Jimmy Crawford [on Wurlitzer organ]

1939:

Jimmy Durante [in film Speak Easily]

1940:

Judy Garland [in film Little Nellie Kelly]

1952:

Gene Kelly [in film Singin' In The Rain, along with Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds]

1958:

Eydie Gorme

1961:

Doris Day

1962:

Norman Vaughan [as Swinging In The Rain; hit UK]

1974:

Sammy Davis Jr.

1974:

Tino Rossi [as Je chante sous la pluie]

1977:

Sheila & B Devotion [n°1 Fr; disco version]

1978:

Just Water

1978:

Karel Gott [as Ich singe jeden Tag]

1979:

Leif Garrett

1981:

Marfil [as Cantando Bajo La Lluvia]

1982:

Taco

1988:

Guy Marchand [in English]

1998:

Maria Muldaur

2003:

Jamie Cullum

2005:

Mint Royale [n°1 UK in '08; sampling Kelly version]

It sure wasn't the first time someone splashed around in it when Gene Kelly sang this song in the most famous film scene in musical history. Singin' In The Rain was the fourth film using that same song, Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange not even counted.

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