Love Is Here to Stay

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"Love Is Here to Stay" is a popular song and a jazz standard. The music was written by George Gershwin, the lyrics by Ira Gershwin, for the movie The Goldwyn Follies (1938) which was released shortly after George Gershwin's death. It is performed in the film by Kenny Baker. "Love Is Here to Stay" also appeared, perhaps most memorably, in the 1951 MGM picture An American in Paris, for which it served as the main theme. It also appeared in 1995's Forget Paris in which it is actually a reference to An American In Paris. The song was the last composition George Gershwin completed. Ira Gershwin wrote the words after his brother's death, giving the song a special poignancy.

Originally titled "It's Here to Stay" and then "Our Love Is Here to Stay", the song was finally published as "Love Is Here to Stay".[1] Ira Gershwin has said that he wanted to change the song's name back to "Our Love Is Here to Stay" for years, but felt that it wouldn't be right since the song had already become a standard.[2] The song is emblematic of the Great American Songbook, with both an introductory verse and a chorus.

The song is also used in the musical, The 1940's Radio Hour.

An instrumental version of the song is heard in some episodes of The Honeymooners when Ralph apologizes to Alice.

A version of the song was briefly performed by the actress Elizabeth Carling in the British Sitcom Goodnight Sweetheart

Notable recordings[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/mtd.asp?ppn=MN0016558
  2. ^ Love Is Here to Stay at jazzstandards.com - retrieved on 22 May 2009
  3. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Four-Freshmen-Four-Freshmen-And-Five-Trombones/release/5697652
  4. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Dave-Brubeck-Plays-And-Plays-And-Plays/release/3707734
  5. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Eric-Clapton-Old-Sock/release/4372167

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