Gigi (song)

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"Gigi" is the title song from the 1958 Academy Award-winning film, directed by Vincente Minnelli. It was written by Frederick Loewe (music) and Alan Jay Lerner (words), sung by Louis Jourdan in the film.[1][2] It then went on to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1958.[1][3]

A cover version by Billy Eckstine peaked at #8 in the UK Singles Chart in 1959.[1] Instrumental version was recorded on March 21, 1962, for the LP There Is Nothing Like a Dame with Pete Candoli and Conte Candoli on trumpets, Shelly Manne on drums, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Howard Roberts on guitar and Gary Peacock on bass. Sergio Franchi recorded the song in England with Wally Stott on his 1964 RCA Victor Red Seal album Women in My Life.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 135. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ Eder, Bruce. "Gigi [Original Soundtrack]". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  3. ^ "31st Academy Awards Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  4. ^ Sergio Franchi