Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight

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"Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight"
Song
Published 1930
Recorded 1930
Songwriter(s) Al Sherman and Al Lewis

"Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight" is a popular song that was written by Al Sherman and Al Lewis for the 1930 film, The Big Pond starring Maurice Chevalier, who made it famous. On March 22, 1930 Bing Crosby and the Paul Whiteman Orchestra recorded a popular cover of this song as well.[1] This registered in the charts of the day at the No. 16 position. [2]

Bernie Cummins and his Orchestra also enjoyed success with the song in 1930 achieving a #20 spot.[3] Al Bowlly recorded the song with Les Allen on October 17, 1930 (see Al Bowlly Discography).

In 1968, Tiny Tim sang a cover of this song. This unusual ukulele version of the song was used in the first SpongeBob SquarePants episode, "Help Wanted". In January 2008, American Idol contestant Sarah Whitaker auditioned with the song. Valve Corporation originally considered using Tiny Tim's version of the song in the Meet the Pyro trailer for the class based multiplayer game Team Fortress 2, though ultimately went with "Do You Believe in Magic" by The Lovin' Spoonful.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved April 10, 2017. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 452. ISBN 0-89820-083-0. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 117. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.