Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" is a  show tune and popular song from the 1940 Rodgers and Hart musical . It is part of the Pal Joey Great American Songbook. 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. 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.
Chart versions [ edit ]
Rod Stewart and Cher version [ edit ]
In 2003 the song was released as a duet by
Rod Stewart and Cher, as single from his second pop standards album, . It was released in 2003 by As Time Goes By: the Great American Songbook 2 J Records. The song was called a 'delicious duet' in a review by Billboard Magazine. The cover also became a moderate hit on the  Adult Contemporary chart in the United States, peaking at number 17.
Weekly charts [ edit ]
The Crown version [ edit ]
The song appeared in the second episode of the
first season of television series titled "Hyde Park Corner", sung by King The Crown George VI ( Jared Harris) and Princess Margaret ( Vanessa Kirby).
References in popular culture [ edit ]
It is mentioned several times in the TV series
as being the favorite song of Blake ( Dynasty John Forsythe) and Alexis ( Joan Collins). They dance to it in Season Seven Episode 28. "Shadow Play", which originally aired on May 6, 1987.
A reference to the song is also made in the title of one episode of
Bewitched (Season 8 Episode 5), "Bewitched, Bothered and Baldoni".
References [ edit ]
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"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.
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"The Nation's Top Tunes". . May 27, 1950. p. 20 Billboard magazine . Retrieved . October 21, 2019
Zellner, Xander (May 13, 2019). "Doris Day's Biggest Billboard Chart Hits: 'Que Sera Sera' & More" . Retrieved . August 31, 2019
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"The Year's Top Popular Records according to Retail Sales" (PDF). . The Billboard 63 (2): 18. January 13, 1951 . Retrieved . October 21, 2019
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"Records Most Played By Disk Jockeys". . May 27, 1950. p. 24 Billboard magazine . Retrieved . October 21, 2019
"Rod Stewart Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". . Retrieved November 1, 2015. Billboard
Elena Fernandez, Maria (November 5, 2016). "Vanessa Kirby and Jared Harris on Singing Together on The Crown and Why the Royals Will Approve of the Show". Vulture . Retrieved . July 13, 2019
Asher, William (13 October 1971). "Bewitched, Bothered and Baldoni". Ashmont Productions, Screen Gems.
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