My Foolish Heart (song)

My Foolish Heart is a song by the popular music of Victor Young (music) and Ned Washington text, which was published in 1949. It was first used in the eponymous film by Mark Robson and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1950. In Australia, the song reached the top of the charts in the version of Gordon Jenkins. He also became a jazz standard.

Features of the song and use as a movie song

Young and Washington wrote the ballad for the film, which was based on a short story by JD Salinger. The composition has a continuous major character and is in song form A1 - written C, the A- parts are largely written as arpeggio, while the melody in the B section moves in stages - B - A2. Text and melody are interwoven " into a composition of classical balance: " The thoughts of Liedtexes " correspond in great detail with the way the 32 -bar theme. " In the text is warned that the foolish heart not through charming situations can be carried away a little recklessness. But then pivots about the song: While the line between love and fascination was difficult to see, but this time it was not just attraction to, but real love.

On July 22, the authors made ​​the film rights to the song from the Samuel Goldwyn Productions for only a dollar. In the film, the song by Susan Hayward was presented, which is doubled for the vocals of the singer Martha Mears. Although the song is not always got away well at the film criticism, he was nominated for an Oscar in 1950 ( the Frank Loesser, however, for baby, It's Cold Outside received ).

Cover versions

1950 were equal to six versions of the song in the American charts:

  • Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra ( with vocalist Sandy Evans, # 3 )
  • Billy Eckstine and His Orchestra (# 6)
  • Mindy Carson (# 6)
  • Margaret Whiting (# 17)
  • Richard Hayes (# 21, Instrumental Version)
  • Hugo Winterhalter and His Orchestra (# 29, Instrumental Version)

Has survived in particular Eckstine version that remained 19 weeks in the U.S. charts and sold well,. so he received in 1951 for selling a million copies a gold record.

My Foolish Heart, which had already been gecovert 1950 by Gene Ammons and Dodo Marmarosa, developed in 1956 became a popular jazz standard and was designed by Bill Evans ( several times since 1961), Chet Baker, Oscar Peterson with Nelson Riddle, Keith Jarrett John McLaughlin, Philip Catherine, John Abercrombie, Ray Brown and Charlie Haden recorded. Gary Burton used it in 1968 as a vehicle for a solo piece for vibraphone. Also jazz singers like Joe Williams with George Shearing, Astrud Gilberto, Carmen McRae, Mel Torme, Kurt Elling, Al Jarreau, Karin Krog, Kevin Mahogany, Susannah McCorkle, Jane Monheit, Jacqui Dankworth interpreted the song. Tom Lord lists for the area of jazz since 1949 more than 750 shots.

Are from the Poplager still call versions of Jan and Dean, Dion and the Belmonts, The Arbors, Frank Sinatra, Al Martino, The Demensions, The Hi- Lo's, Ben E. King, Tom Jones, Roberta Flack, Erasure or Rod Stewart. In 1950 Kurt Henkels played a German version of The night is full of tenderness for a Electrola.