Moonlight Becomes You (song)

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"Moonlight Becomes You" is a popular song, composed by Jimmy Van Heusen with lyrics by Johnny Burke.[1] The song was written for the Paramount Pictures release Road to Morocco (1942) and published in 1942 in connection with the film. Vic Schoen (staff arranger for Paramount) wrote the arrangement.

The song has been recorded many times, becoming a standard, but a recording by Bing Crosby is the best known. This topped the Billboard charts in 1942 and spent a total of 17 weeks in the lists.[2]

Some other recordings[edit]

A clip of the song by Julie Morgan was also featured in Star Trek: First Contact, also a Paramount film.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gilliland, John (1994). Pop Chronicles the 40s: The Lively Story of Pop Music in the 40s (audiobook). ISBN 978-1-55935-147-8. OCLC 31611854.  Tape 1, side A.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Pop Memories 1890-1954. Record Research Inc. p. 109. ISBN 0-89820-083-0. 
  3. ^ "Discogs". discogs.com. Retrieved February 14, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved February 14, 2016. 
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Pop Memories 1890-1954. Record Research Inc. p. 312. ISBN 0-89820-083-0. 
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Pop Memories 1890-1954. Record Research Inc. p. 226. ISBN 0-89820-083-0. 
  7. ^ "Discogs". discogs.com. Retrieved February 14, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Discogs". discogs.com. Retrieved February 14, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Discogs". discogs.com. Retrieved February 14, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Discogs". discogs.com. Retrieved February 14, 2016. 

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