- What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?
"What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" is a song with lyrics written by
Alan Bergmanand Marilyn Bergmanand original music written by Michel Legrandfor the 1969 film " The Happy Ending" and was nominated for an Academy Awardfor Best Original Song.
Legrand won the 1973
Grammy Awardfor Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist for a version performed by Sarah Vaughan. More than thirty years later, Billy Childs, Gil Goldstein, and Heitor Pereirawon the 2006 Grammy Awardfor the same category for a version performed by Chris Bottiand Sting.
Apart from the award winning versions, the song has been covered by many renowned artists including
Frank Sinatra, Dusty Springfield, Johnny Mathis, Julie Andrews, Shirley Bassey, Andy Williams, Barbra Streisand, Alyssa Karas, Bill Evans, Paolo Jannacciand Joe Pass. The only nationally charted version of this song was Jaye P. Morgan's 1970 version on the Beverly Hills label.
* [http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=13822581 Interview with the Bergmans detailing how this song was written (10:12)]
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