THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
229-Noel Harrison-The Windmills Of Your Mind.
1969-Number 8 single.
Best Bit-At 1.39.Don’t worry if you can’t make head nor tail of these beautiful lyrics,they are meant to be a series of random thoughts.
The song was commissioned for the 1968 film ‘The Thomas Crown Affair.’ It was first offered to Andy Williams who turned it down,second choice Noel Harrison(1934-2013) who was the son of actor Rex Harrison later said he quickly forgot about the recording and it wasn’t until it’s great success(won the ‘Academy Award for Best Original Song) that he realised what he had achieved.
The music for the song was written by Michel Legrand(1932-2019,) with English lyrics by husband and wife songwriters Alan and Marilyn Bergman.The films producers wanted an original song to play over the scene where Steve McQueen(Thomas Crown) fly’s his glider while contemplating the major robbery he is planning to commit.
‘When you knew that it was over,were you suddenly aware that the Autumn leaves were turning to the colour of her hair.’
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