Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

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"Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered"
Song
Published 1940
Songwriter(s) Lorenz Hart
Composer(s) Richard Rodgers

"Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered"[1] is a show tune and popular song from the 1940 Rodgers and Hart musical Pal Joey. The song was introduced by Vivienne Segal on December 25, 1940, in the Broadway production during Act I, Scene 6, and again in Act II, Scene 4, as a reprise.[1] Segal also sang the song on both the 1950 hit record and in the 1952 Broadway revival. It was performed by Carol Bruce in the 1954 London production. The song was chosen by Nicholas Hytner in 2017 as his Queer Icon for BBC Radio 4's Front Row.[2]

Rod Stewart and Cher version[edit]

"Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered"
BB&B-cher-rod.jpg
Single by Rod Stewart and Cher
from the album As Time Goes By: The Great American Songbook, Volume II
Released October 2003
Genre Jazz standard
Label J Records
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Richard Perry
Rod Stewart singles chronology
"Time After Time"
(2003) Time After Time2003
"Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered"
(2003) Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered2003
"What a Wonderful World"
(2004) What a Wonderful World2004
Cher singles chronology
"Love One Another"
(2003) Love One Another2003
"Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered"
(2003) Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered2003
"You Haven't Seen the Last of Me"
(2010) You Haven't Seen the Last of Me2010

In 2003 the song was released as a duet by English singer-songwriter Rod Stewart with American singer and actress Cher, as single from his second pop standards album, As Time Goes By: the Great American Songbook 2. It was released in 2003 by J Records. The song was called a 'delicious duet' in a review by Billboard Magazine.[3] The cover also became a moderate hit on the Adult Contemporary chart in the United States, peaking at number 17.

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[4] 17

Notable recordings[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Page scan of the original playbill for the opening night (12/25/1940) of Pal Joey (1940)". NYPL Digital Gallery. 1940. Image ID 1801557. Archived from Playbill scan for Pal Joey. Image ID 1801552.
  2. ^ Presenter: Samira Ahmed; Producer: Dymphna Flynn (1 August 2017). "Writer Bernard MacLaverty, Nicholas Hytner's Queer Icon, Riding the Mail Rail". Front Row. 01:30 minutes in. BBC. BBC Radio 4. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  3. ^ https://books.google.dk/books?id=KA8EAAAAMBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q=Duet%20with%20Cher&f=false
  4. ^ "Rod Stewart Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  5. ^ "The Barbra Streisand Album (1963)", Barbra Streisand Archives.
  6. ^ a b "IMDB - The History Boys - Soundtrack". Retrieved 18 August 2009.

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