42nd Street (song)

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"42nd Street"
Song by Ruby Keeler, David Powell & Ensemble
Released 1933
Genre Musicals
Label Warner Bros.
Composer(s) Harry Warren
Lyricist(s) Al Dublin

42nd Street is the title song from the 1933 Warner Bros. backstage musical film 42nd Street, with music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Al Dubin. The song was published in 1932. It is the finale of the film, where it was sung by Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell and ensemble. It was used again in 1980 when the film was adapted as a long-running Broadway musical.[1] In 2004 the song placed #97 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs survey of the top tunes in American cinema.

The music inspired the title song to the Indian Hindi language film Sabse Bada Rupaiya. The song "Sabse Bada Rupaiya" would be used again in another Indian "Bollywood" film Bluffmaster (2005).[2]

Lyrics[edit]

Come and meet

Those dancing feet

On the avenue I'm taking you to

Forty-Second Street

Hear the beat

Of dancing feet

It's the song I love the melody of

Forty-Second Street

Little nifties from the fifties

Innocent and sweet

Sexy ladies from the eighties

Who are indiscreet

Side by side, they're glorified

Where the underworld

Can meet the elite

Forty-Second Street

Little nifties from the fifties

Innocent, sweet

Sexy ladies from the eighties

Who are indiscreet

Side by side, they're glorified

Where the underworld

Can meet the elite

Forty-Second Street

Forty-Second Street

Naughty, bawdy

Gaudy, sporty

Forty

Forty-Second Street


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References[edit]

  1. ^ "42nd Street", Internet Broadway Database, accessed February 26, 2013
  2. ^ "Various The Essential Guide To Bollywood CD". UnionSquareMusic.co.uk. 2008-06-23. Archived from the original on 2008-06-23. Retrieved 2012-07-11.