Let's Face the Music and Dance

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This article is about the Irving Berlin song. For the Willie Nelson album, see Let's Face the Music and Dance (album). For the album by Maynard Ferguson, see Let's Face the Music and Dance (Maynard Ferguson album).

"Let's Face the Music and Dance" is a song written in 1936 by Irving Berlin for the film Follow the Fleet, where it was introduced by Fred Astaire and featured in a celebrated dance duet with Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It is also used in Pennies from Heaven, where Astaire's voice is lip-synched by Steve Martin, and in a celebrated Morecambe and Wise sketch involving newsreader Angela Rippon.[1] [2]

In 1997, it was used in a famous advert for Allied Dunbar.

Barbra Streisand performed a line in her "Color Me Barbra Medley" from the TV special and album "Color Me Barbra". In "New Killer Star", song from David Bowie 2003 album Reality, there's a reference of the title before the chorus. The BBC used Nat King Cole's version of the song as their theme music for the mockumentary series Twenty Twelve.

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