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So In Love

March 23, 2023

Cole Porter is one of my favorite composers, both for music his and his clever lyrics that often use internal rhyming. I have written here in the past about In The Still Of The Night which I consider to be one of his finest works:

Throughout his prolific career, Cole Porter wrote many, many great songs, some of which have become the backbone of American composition. I can think of four or five of his songs that are truly great. They served as inspiration for my own song writing for so many years in addition to being just plain enjoyable. One of my favorites is So In Love from his 1948 musical Kiss Me Kate. This show had 1,077 performances before closing on July 28. 1951.

So In Love employs an unusual musical score and great lyrics that simply make most normal people feel the joy of love with a tear in their eye. It is such a popular song that many people have recorded it throughout the years including:

Julie Andrews, Josephine Barstow & Thomas Hampson, Shirley Bassey, Mimi Benzell, Vikki Carr, Rondi Charleston, Andy Cole, Chick Corea, Bing Crosby, Deborah DeDe Wedekind, Plácido Domingo, Tommy Dorsey, Alfred Drake, Lara Fabian & Mario Frangoulis, Eddie Fisher, Ella Fitzgerald, Renée Fleming & Bryn Terfel, The Four Lads, Sergio Franchi, Lily Frost, Roberta Gambarini, Lesley Garrett, Robert Goulet & Carol Lawrence, Kathryn Grayson & Howard Keel, Jane Harvey, Dick Haymes, Edmund Hockridge & Janine Roebuck, Mark Jacoby, Betty Johnson, Allan Jones, Stan Kenton, Dave King, Lisa Kirk, k.d. lang, Mario Lanza, Steve Lawrence, Peggy Lee, Liane & The Boheme Bar Trio, Guy Lombardo’s Orchestra, Julie London, Joe Loss and His Orchestra, Lulu, Patti LuPone, Gordon MacRae, Sue Matthews, Marin Mazzie & Brian Stokes Mitchell, Nichola McAuliffe & Paul Jones, Robert Merrill & Roberta Peters, Vaughn Monroe, Diana Montague & Thomas Allen, Patricia Morison & Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison & Bill Johnson, Joan Morris, Georg Ots, Patti Page, Johnny Prophet, John Raitt, Patricia Routledge & David Holliday, Diane Schuur, Dinah Shore, Cesare Siepi, Frank Sinatra & Keely Smith, Dakota Staton, Enzo Stuarti, Kiri Te Kanawa, Trio Désolé, The Tymes, Jerry Vale, Marlene VerPlanck, Dinah Washington, Julie Wilson, Will Wright, Earl Wrightson, Rachel York & Brent Barrett, Caetano Veloso, and Bob Dylan.

That’s a monster list and I’ve included it here to show just how popular this song was and still is. If you have never heard this song, please give it a listen and let me know what you think. You can leave a comment here on this blog.

Here the clip from the 2004 movie De-Lovely

Here is another recording by Mario Frangoulis and Lara Fabian:

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One Comment
  1. Thanks for sharing this, Allen. Cole Porter was such an amazingly talented composer and musician. 🙂

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