You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

"You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me" is a 1930 popular song. The credits list music and lyrics as written by Sammy Fain,[1] Irving Kahal, and Pierre Norman. Since Fain was primarily a music writer and Kahal a lyricist, it may be assumed that the music was by Fain and lyrics were by Kahal, with Norman's contribution uncertain.

The song was introduced in the movie The Big Pond (1930) by Maurice Chevalier[1][2] who also made a successful recording of it the same year. Other hit recordings in 1930 were by Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra (with a vocal by Bing Crosby), and the High Hatters.[3]

The song has been used in other movies, including Monkey Business (1931),[2] where the Marx Brothers[2] steal Chevalier's passport and sing this song to try to prove they are Chevalier as they attempt to pass through US Customs.[4] The song is a well-known standard, recorded by many artists, though Chevalier's versions (in English and French) and Frank Sinatra's version are best known.

The song was referenced in the 1963 comedy A New Kind of Love, starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, and featuring Chevalier playing himself.

Recorded versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stephen Holden (1989-12-07). "Sammy Fain, 87, Prolific Composer of Pop Ballads". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  2. ^ a b c Hal Erickson. "Sammy Fain's Allmovie bio". Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 615. ISBN 0-89820-083-0. 
  4. ^ Edwin M. Bradley (2004). The First Hollywood Musicals: A Critical Filmography of 171 Features, 1927 Through 1932. McFarland. p. 305. ISBN 978-0-7864-2029-2. 
  5. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved April 26, 2017. 
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 212. ISBN 0-89820-083-0. 
  7. ^ "45cat.com". 45cat.com. Retrieved April 26, 2017. 
  8. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 437. ISBN 0-89820-083-0. 
  9. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved April 26, 2017.