Singin' in the Rain (song)


Singin' in the Rain (song)

"Singin' in the Rain" is a song with lyrics by Arthur Freed and music by Nacio Herb Brown, published in 1929. However, it is unclear exactly when the song was written with some claiming that the song was performed as early as 1927. The song was listed as Number 3 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs.

Covers

The song became a hit and was recorded by a number of artists, notably Cliff Edwards, who also performed the number in the early musical sound film "The Hollywood Revue of 1929". It was also performed on film by Jimmy Durante and Judy Garland.

The song is probably best known today as the centerpiece of the 1952 musical film "Singin' in the Rain", in which Gene Kelly memorably danced to the song while splashing through puddles during a rainstorm. The song is also performed during the opening credits of the film, as well as in a scene toward the end of the movie, in which Debbie Reynolds' character sings it while Jean Hagen's character lip-syncs.

It was also recorded by John Serry, Sr. and his sextet ensemble in 1954 for RCA Victor records under the musical direction of Ben Selvin on an LP vinyl disc.

Scottish folk rock-singer John Martyn did an acoustic folk jazz-version on his album Bless The Weather in 1971, where he accompanied himself on acoustic guitar and sang several overdubbed backing vocals.

The song was subsequently featured in Stanley Kubrick's film "A Clockwork Orange", in which the 'protagonist' sang it while raping a woman. Sammy Davis Jr. gave the song a final US chart ride with a version widely played on easy listening stations (#16 easy listening, 1974).

In the 80's, German Pop singer Taco scored a hit with it. Though it failed to crack the US Top 100 or the UK Top 40, it reached #46 in the Canadian Charts on August 27, 1983.

British jazz/pop singer Jamie Cullum covered the song on his 2003 album "Twentysomething."

A version performed by the UK comedy partnership Morecambe and Wise was ranked at the top of a 2007 poll of their "".

Mint Royale version

Infobox Single
Name = Singin' in the Rain


Artist = Mint Royale
from Album = See You in the Morning "and" Pop Is...
B-side =
Released = August 22, 2005 (UK)
Format = CD single, 12" vinyl, digital download
Recorded = 2005
Genre = Breakbeat, House, Synth-Pop
Length = 2:04 (short radio edit)
3:26 ("Pop Is..." album version)
3:35 ("See You in the Morning" album version)
Label = Faith & Hope, Direction Records
Writer = Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed
Producer = Mint Royale
Certification =
Last single = "Wait for You"
(2005)
This single = "Singin' in the Rain"
(2005/2008)
Next single = "The Effect on Me"
(2005)
Misc =

In 2005, the song was remixed by Mint Royale. It was released on 22nd August 2005 after being featured in an advert for the Volkswagen Golf [ [http://www.askaprice.com/torque-article.asp?article=Top_ten_TV_car_adverts&item=2518 GTI advert] ] .

In 2008, the track was featured on Britain's Got Talent by winner George Sampson. It was also danced to by the winner of So You Think You Can Dance Australia, Jack Chambers and his partner Kate Wormald during Top 8 week. The routine was choreographed by UK Award winning choreographer, Supple Nam. The "Short Radio Edit" of the track went to number one on the iTunes Top 100 in the UK [ [http://www.chcmedia.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=19254&st=0&start=0 Daily UK iTunes Chart Updates] ] , with other versions of the track appearing lower down. It re-entered the UK Singles Chart at number 28 on June 1 2008 and climbed to number 1 on June 8th 2008, [ [http://www.chcmedia.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=19390 Official UK Top 75 Singles & Albums week ending June 14th 2008] ] selling 45,987 copies, [ [http://www.chcmedia.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=19407 Sales figures week ending June 8th] ] knocking Rihanna's "Take a Bow" down to the number 2 spot. After being knocked off the top spot by Coldplay it continuously fell the down the chart.

On July 27 2008, the song re-entered the chart at number 35 and fell to number 40 the following week.

Track listings

;CD 1
# "Singin' in the Rain" (short radio edit) (2:04)
# "Singin' in the Rain" (club mix) (5:45)

;CD 2
# "Singin' in the Rain" (short radio edit) (2:04)
# "Singin' in the Rain" (club mix) (5:45)
# "Singin' in the Rain" (Kenny Hayes remix) (6:16)
# "Singin' in the Rain" (Pablo Ramone's club remix) (7:03)
# "Singin' in the Rain" (Smith & Pledger remix) (7:23)
# "Singin' in the Rain" (Storm in a Double DD Cup remix) (6:53)
# "Singin' in the Rain" (video) (2:30)

;12" Vinyl
# "Singin' in the Rain" (club mix) (5:45)
# "Singin' in the Rain" (Smith & Pledger remix) (7:23)
# "Singin' in the Rain" (Pablo Ramone's club remix) (7:03)

Charts

References

elected appearances in films

*"The Hollywood Revue of 1929" (1929)
*"The Divorcee" (1930)
*"Speak Easily" (1932)
*"The Old Dark House" (1932)
*"Idiot's Delight" (1939)
*"Little Nellie Kelly" (1940)
*"The Big Noise" (1944)
*"Singin' in the Rain" (1952)
*"North by Northwest" (1959)
*"A Clockwork Orange" (1971)
*"Die Hard" (1988)
*"What About Bob?" (1991)
*"Léon" (1994)
*"Godzilla(US) (1998)
*"Shanghai Knights" (2003)
*"Robots" (2005)

External links

*imdb title|id=0045152|title=Singin' in the Rain


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