Side by Side (1927 song)

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"Side by Side" is a popular song with lyrics by Gus Kahn and music by Harry M. Woods written in 1927, now considered a standard.

It has been recorded by many artists, but is probably best known in a 1953 recording by Kay Starr.[1] Harry Woods, who practised songwriting only as a sideline, wrote numerous 1920s standards, including "When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob-Bob-Bobbing Along", "I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover", and "Try a Little Tenderness". He composed his songs on piano, despite the fact that he was born without fingers on his left hand.[2]

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Popular culture[edit]

The song has been mentioned and referred to for a title from the tune's lines of the popular young adult novel, Just as Long as We're Together by Judy Blume.

"Side by Side" was featured in the movie Richie Rich (film) as the password to the Rich's safe (sung by Mr. and Mrs. Rich)

"Side by Side" was also featured in the movie The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle as Rocky and Bullwinkle sang that song while FBI agent, Karen Sympathy, played by Piper Perabo was driving a car.

"Side by Side" was featured in the movie Kit Kittredge: An American Girl as the opening song.

The song was sung by Lauren Ambrose in the 2012 film, Sleepwalk With Me.


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