Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

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"Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered"
Published 1940
Writer Lorenz Hart
Composer 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. A piano version by Bill Snyder was a giant hit in 1950.

Rod Stewart version[edit]

"Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered"
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
Writer(s) Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
Producer(s) Richard Perry
Rod Stewart singles chronology
"Time After Time"
"Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered"
"What a Wonderful World"
Cher singles chronology
"Love One Another"
"Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered"
"You Haven't Seen the Last of Me"

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 cover also became a moderated hit on the Adult Contemporary chart in the United States, peaking at number 17.

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[2] 17

Notable recordings[edit]

  • David Rose and his Orchestra
    • MGM 30120 (matrix: 47 S3 234)
    • Recorded: c. November 1947
  • Brad Mehldau
    • From the album The Art of The Trio: Volume III
    • Courtesy of Warner Bros Records Inc.
    • Released: 1998
  • Diane Schurr
    • From the album Music is My Life
    • Released: 1999
  • The Supremes
    • From the album The Supremes Sing Rodgers and Hart - The Complete Recordings
    • Released 2002 (originally 1967)


  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. ^ "Rod Stewart – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Rod Stewart. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "The Barbra Streisand Album (1963)", Barbra Streisand Archives.
  4. ^ a b "IMDB - The History Boys - Soundtrack". Retrieved 18 August 2009. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"The Third Man Theme" by Anton Karas
Cash Box Best Sellers number-one song
(Vivienne Segal version)

July 8, 1950 – July 29, 1950
Succeeded by
"Mona Lisa" by Nat King Cole