Song lyrics to Brush Up Your Shakespeare, by Cole Porter, from Kiss Me Kate
In Kiss Me Kate, two gangsters try to cheer up the heart-broken Howard Keel. They improvise a musical number — Brush Up Your Shakespeare — about how it can help you with your love life! In the original play, it’s slightly different. The two gangsters accidentally find themselves on stage, and improvise the number to cover themselves.Read More »Brush Up Your Shakespeare [song lyrics]
Song lyrics to It’s De-lovely, Written by Cole Porter, Performed by Mitzi Gaynor and Donald O’Connor in Anything Goes
It’s De-Lovely is one of Cole Porter’s hit songs, originally appearing in his 1936 musical, Red Hot and Blue. It was introduced by Ethel Merman and Bob Hope. The song was later used in the musical Anything Goes, first appearing in the 1956 film version (when it was sung by Donald O’Connor and Mitzi Gaynor); in the 1962 revival where it was sung by Hal Linden and Barbara Lang, and in the 2004 biographical film De-Lovely, where it was performed by Robbie Williams.Read More »It’s De-lovely [song lyrics]
Song lyrics to You’re The Top, Written by Cole Porter, Performed in Anything Goes
You’re the Top is a Cole Porter song from the 1934 musical Anything Goes. It’s about a man and a woman who take turns complimenting each other. The lyrics are notable because they offer a snapshot as to what was highly prized in the mid-1930s. Unsurprisingly, the lyrics have been changed (and parodied) hundreds of times.
Movie Versions of You’re the Top
- Ethel Merman sang it in the original 1934 production of Anything Goes.
- Bing Crosby sang it with Ethel Merman in the 1936 film. He also sang in the 1956 film Anything Goes with Mitzi Gaynor, Donald O’Connor and Jeanmaire.
- Barbra Streisand performed it in What’s Up, Doc?.
- Diana Rigg performed it n the 1982 Agatha Christie Poirot film Evil Under the Sun.
TV renditions of You’re the Top
- Glee – “Heart”
- The Dick Van Dyke Show – “Washington vs. the Bunny”
- M*A*S*H – The Joker Is Wild”
Song lyrics to I Get A Kick Out Of You, Written by Cole Porter, Performed by Zizi Jeanmaire in Anything Goes
I Get a Kick Out of You is a song by Cole Porter, which was first sung in the 1934 Broadway musical Anything Goes, and then in the 1936 film version. Originally sung by Ethel Merman, it has been covered by dozens of prominent performers, including Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald.Read More »I Get A Kick Out Of You [song lyrics]
Song lyrics to Anything Goes, Written by Cole Porter, Performed by Mitzi Gaynor in the movie Anything Goes
Times have changed
And we’ve often rewound the clock
Since the Puritans got a shock
When they landed on Plymouth Rock. If today
Any shock they should try to stem
‘Stead of landing on Plymouth Rock,
Plymouth Rock would land on them.
Let’s Be Buddies lyrics – music and lyrics by Cole Porter, performed by by Ann Sothern, Jackie Horner, Virginia O’Brien, Alan Mowbray in Panama Hattie
What say, let’s be buddies
What say, let’s be pals
What say, let’s be buddies
And keep up each other’s morales
I may never shout it
But many’s the time I’m blue
What say, how’s about it
Can’t I be a buddy to you?