Heat Wave (Irving Berlin song)
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|Song by Ethel Waters|
- 1938 The song was featured in the movie Alexander's Ragtime Band, where it was performed by Ethel Merman.
- 1946 It was also featured in the 1946 movie Blue Skies, where it was performed by Olga San Juan.
- 1954 There's No Business Like Show Business, where it was performed by Marilyn Monroe. (Note: based on the lyrics alone, the Marilyn song is different, and within the film's narrative, Monroe's version is a sexier variant of the original that's "stolen" from Ethel Merman's character).
- 1954 A snippet of the song can be heard in a medley in the 1954 film White Christmas, sung by Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye.
- 1993 A snippet of the song can be heard in the film Grumpy Old Men, sung by Ella Fitzgerald.
There were three chart hits in 1933 by:
- Ethel Waters
- Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra - vocal by Mildred Bailey
- Meyer Davis - vocal by Charlotte Murray. 
- 1952 Lee Wiley on the album Lee Wiley Sings Irving Berlin.
- 1955 Margaret Whiting for Capitol Records CL14242.
- 1956 Bing Crosby also recorded the song on his album Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings.
- 1958 Ella Fitzgerald sang the song on her album Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook.
- 1961 Enoch Light gave a symphonic treatment of the song, which can be found on the album Stereo 35-MM.
- 1975 Bing Crosby on his 1975 album At My Time of Life.
- 1979 James White and the Blacks on the 1979 album Off White.
- 1995 Patti LuPone and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra on the album Heatwave: Patti LuPone Sings Irving Berlin.
- Flinn, Caryl (2009). Brass Diva: The Life and Legends of Ethel Merman. Berkeley: University of California Press. p. 98. ISBN 0520260228. Retrieved 18 June 2012.
- Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 508. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
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- Heatwave: Patti LuPone Sings Irving Berlin overview at AllMusic