My Reverie

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"My Reverie" is a 1938 popular song with lyrics by Larry Clinton. Its melody is based on the 1890 piano piece Rêverie by the French classical composer Claude Debussy. A 1938 recording of the song by Clinton and his band with Bea Wain as the vocalist was a hit, reaching the top of the Billboard Record Buying Guide in the same year. "My Reverie" went on to be recorded by other vocalists including Mildred Bailey, Bing Crosby, Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter, Helen Forrest, and Ella Fitzgerald, as well as bands led by Paul Whiteman, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Kenton, Glenn Miller, Nelson Eddy, Esquivel, and Ray Conniff.

Appearances in other media[edit]

The original Bea Wain recording of "My Reverie" was used in the 2002 film One Hour Photo and in the 2011 television miniseries Mildred Pierce.

References in popular culture[edit]

In James A. Michener's 1971 novel The Drifters, characters discuss Bea Wain and her recording of "My Reverie" in two separate chapters of the book.