Glamour movie like lyric songs? Like this one from the Muppet Caper?
The music in this clip from the Great Muppet Caper is lovely, even though it has a comical tone. Where can I find more songs like this? Like old fashioned opera/lyric like songs that are this glamorous. If anyone could suggest a singer / author or even compilations of these songs I'd really be delighted =) Thank you!
- 8 years agoFavorite Answer
That scene is hilarious... it's a nod to the films of Esther Williams, a syncronized swimmer who starred in several Hollywood movies. Here's a clip from one of her movies, "Million Dollar Mermaid":
A few song suggestions:
Stardust (Frank Sinatra): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R81yulORVAM
Dream a Little Dream (Ella Fitzgerald) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6TmogXhOZ8
That's a Good Enough for Me (Pearl Bailey) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbvMml6unA0
(re: above song - Joe Louis was World Heavyweight champion 1937-1949 and very very famous)
We'll Meet Again (Vera Lynn) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHcunREYzNY
Nature Boy (Nat King Cole) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq0XJCJ1Srw
La Vie En Rose (Edith Piaf) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NdmIpHKfgk
Mack the Knife (Louis Armstrong) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-lHrDPjGfQ
You Belong to Me (Jo Stafford) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQfF84ackMM
Tennesse Waltz (Patti Page) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ek3eCbfqp0Source(s): youtube.com
- 8 years ago
you could start by listening to "snippets" on these 2 excellent compilations of great songs from the 40s & 50s :
or some songs like these : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZeD4yjQKx8
and also some name recommendations : http://www.amazon.com/40s-50s-Songbirds-Among-The-...
in short, the era you're looking for is "variety and crooner" style music from the 40s & 50s
!! there are hundreds of low budget CDs around with music from this period, but all depends of your taste in music -- youtube can be a good tool once you have a name or title from the 40s & 50s