Taking a Chance on Love

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"Taking a Chance on Love", a popular song by Vernon Duke with lyrics by John La Touche and Ted Fetter, published in 1940 (see 1940 in music), has become a standard.[1]

A Benny Goodman cover featuring Helen Forrest (which was recorded in 1940) reached No. 1 in 1943; Sammy Kaye also enjoyed chart success in 1943, reaching the No. 13 position.[2]


  1. ^ Burlingame, Sandra. "Jazz Standards Songs and Instrumentals (Taking a Chance on Love)". jazzstandards.com. Retrieved July 8, 2009.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 589. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.