THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
385-Fred Astaire with Johnny Green and his Orchestra-Let’s Face The Music And Dance.
1936-Has never charted.There was no UK chart until 1952.
Best Bit-At 0.42.Fred Astaire died of pneumonia on June 22,1987 at the age of 88.Shortly before his death Astaire said,’I didn’t want to leave this world without knowing who my descendant was,thank you Michael,’referring to Michael Jackson.
‘Let’s Face The Music And Dance’ is another Irving Berlin classic,(see also best songs 457 and 731) it was written for the 1936 film ‘Follow The Fleet’ starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.The song has been covered many times down the years with perhaps the most well known version being the 1964 recording by Nat King Cole.
The songs message is to enjoy yourself while you can because trouble could be just around the corner,very apt as it was written in 1936.
‘Soon we’ll be without the moon,humming a different tune and than there maybe teardrops to shed.’
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