Just in Time (song)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the popular song. For other uses, see Just In Time.
"Just in Time"
Single by Tony Bennett
Released 1956
Format Gramophone record
Genre Pop
Tony Bennett singles chronology
"The Autumn Waltz" "Just in Time" "Come Next Spring"

"Just in Time" is a popular song with the melody written by Jule Styne and the lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. It was introduced by Judy Holliday and Sydney Chaplin in the musical Bells Are Ringing in 1956. Judy Holliday and Dean Martin sang the song in the 1960 film of Bells Are Ringing. A recording of the song made by Tony Bennett was a hit that year. Decades later, Bennett recorded it again with Michael Bublé as part of his 2006 album Duets: An American Classic.

Other recordings[edit]

Dean Martin recorded a solo version as well and included the track on his 1960 album This Time I'm Swingin'!. It was later remastered as a duet with smooth jazz saxophonist Dave Koz for Martin's posthumously released 2007 album Forever Cool.

Ella Fitzgerald recorded the song live on her 1961 Verve release Ella in Hollywood.

Nina Simone recorded it live in 1961, released on Colpix as Nina At The Village Gate. Her recording also appears on the Before Sunset soundtrack.

Judy Garland first recorded the song in concert April 26th, 1962 at the Manhattan Center; this recording was released on the 1989 album Judy Garland Live. She later sang "Just in Time" on episode 22 of The Judy Garland Show in February 1964.

Vic Godard, punk singer from the cult band Subway Sect, sings "Just in Time" often on stage and recorded a version on the Subway Sect LP Songs for Sale,[1] released in 1982.

Cloris Leachman performed the song when she appeared on The Muppet Show.

Barbra Streisand recorded the song for her album The Third Album, released in 1964.

Frank Sinatra recorded the song for his 1959 album Come Dance With Me.

Take 6 recorded an a cappella vocal jazz version of the song on their 2006 album Feels Good.

Jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman recorded an instrumental version of the song on Spirit of the Moment - Live at the Village Vanguard.

Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson recorded an instrumental rendition on A Jazz Portrait of Frank Sinatra (1959).

Jazz organist Joey DeFrancesco recorded an instrumental version at the 1999 Bern International Jazz Festival with Frank Vignola on guitar and Joe Ascione on drums.

Jazz vocalist Mel Tormé recorded a vocal of "Just in Time" on his Mel Tormé Swings Shubert Alley in 1960.

Regis Philbin recorded the song with his wife, Joy Philbin, on their album Just You, Just Me. This is a male-female duet rendition, other than the original by Sydney Chaplin and Judy Holliday. Betty White and her late husband (Allen Ludden) also recorded this song for a TV spot.

"Just in Time" was recorded as a duet by Michael Bublé and Tony Bennett.

Gerry Mulligan included an instrumental version of the song on the 1958 album What Is There to Say?.


  1. ^ "Vic Godard & Subway Sect". Retrieved 14 March 2013.