Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries
"Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries" is a popular song with music by Ray Henderson and lyrics by Lew Brown, published in 1931. Ethel Merman introduced this song in George White's Scandals of 1931. A Rudy Vallee version, recorded in 1931, spent five weeks in the top-10 pop music charts. The song was revived in 1953 by singer Jaye P. Morgan.
- Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees – 1931 single peaked at #3 on 9/19/1931
- Jack Hylton - 1931
- Leslie "Hutch" Hutchinson - 1931
- Layton & Johnstone - 1931
- Jaye P. Morgan – 1953 single debuted 12/19/1953 and peaked at #26 on pop charts in 1954.
- Doris Day – The Love Album (1967) and My Heart (2011)
- Judy Garland – Judy (1956)
- Johnny Mathis featuring Forever Plaid – Mathis on Broadway (2000)
- Lisa Loeb recorded the song as the title track to the 2007 EP Cherries
In Popular Culture
- 1981 - In the Steve Martin mock musical, Pennies From Heaven, an almost completely Acapella rendition (all except for a single ukulele) of the song is performed in a cutaway segment, by Martin, Bernadette Peters, and Jessica Harper.
- 2012 - The song is featured in the soundtrack for the movie Killing Them Softly, starring Brad Pitt.
- Young 2005, p. 47.
- "Remembering Yesterday's Hits". Reader's Digest Association, Inc., 1986 ISBN 0-89577-249-3
- "Joel Whitburn presents A Century of Pop Music". Records Research, Inc., 1999 ISBN 0-89820-135-7
- "Single Releases". Jaye P. Morgan (official website). Retrieved 8 Mar 2011.
- "The Music of Ray Henderson". The American Composer Series. Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 8 Mar 2011.
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