Talk:Someone to Watch Over Me (song)

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Instrumental versions in movies[edit]

Perhaps a decision was made not to mention movies that used instrumental versions because of the difficulty of coming up with a reasonably complete list. Regardless, it seems to me a huge omission to neglect pointing out its use in Woody Allen's "Manhattan." Because it is an iconic film about ~the~ iconic American city and using iconic American music so prominently, an article about this song with no mention of that particular use of it is incomplete, to say the least. (talk) 00:34, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

I'm not sure about that. As a jazz standard, it's used everywhere. Viriditas (talk) 00:45, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Coleman Hawkins[edit]

I have a Gerswhin compilation set with a version by Coleman Hawkins and his Orchestra, not mentioned in the list. The compilation is called "The ultimate Gershwin" — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:50, 14 May 2012 (UTC)


Gershwin originally approached the song as an uptempo jazz tune, but his brother Ira suggested that it might work much better as a ballad

This is very interesting, as when I hear it performed as a ballad, the first thing I think is, this would sound much better uptempo. Do any artists perform it uptempo? I'm not really convinced the ballad idea was the best one... :) Viriditas (talk) 00:44, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Elly Ameling "After Hours' Philips vinyl #6514 284 with Louis Van Dijk on piano Absolutely breathtaking as a ballad Bepeter (talk) 22:47, 25 May 2015 (UTC) bepeter