Almost Like Being in Love

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This article is about the song. For the novel, see Almost Like Being in Love (novel).
"Almost Like Being in Love"
Published 1947
Composer(s) Frederick Loewe
Lyricist(s) Alan Jay Lerner
Recorded by Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Mildred Bailey, Mary Martin, Michael Johnson, Dame Shirley Bassey, Nat King Cole
Performed by David Brooks and Marion Bell

"Almost Like Being in Love" is a popular song published in 1947. The music was written by Frederick Loewe, and the lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner.

The song was made popular by David Brooks and Marion Bell in the 1947 musical Brigadoon. It was later performed in the 1954 film version by Gene Kelly.

There were three hit versions of the song in the United States in 1947. Frank Sinatra's version was the highest charting at #20. Mildred Bailey and Mary Martin both charted with the song at #21 that year.[1]

Nat King Cole recorded more than one version of the song, including a later version that was used as the closing song in the 1993 movie Groundhog Day which starred Bill Murray. Cole's version, in the key of G major like the original, features a ii–V–I turnaround (2-5-1) in G, a pair of similar 2-5-1 sequences in E major and D major for the bridge, after which it raises the refrain a half-step with a 2-5-1 in A flat major.

The song was revived in a downbeat ballad version by singer Michael Johnson (#32, 1978).[2] It was also made popular by British singing sensation Dame Shirley Bassey. Like Judy Garland, Ms. Bassey performs this song as a medley with the song, This Can't Be Love.

Cover versions[edit]

Other musicians who have recorded "Almost Like Being in Love" include:


  1. ^ Joel Whitburn (1986). Pop Memories 1890–1954. Record Research Inc. p. 470. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  2. ^ Jasen, David A. (2013). A Century of American Popular Music. Taylor & Francis. p. 9. ISBN 978-1-135-35271-4.