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Song of the Day #939

Song of the Day: There's No Business Like Show Business, words and music by Irving Berlin, is from the Broadway musical, "Annie Get Your Gun." In honor of the 63rd Annual Tony Awards, which is being broadcast tonight on CBS, I feature this classic song in a version by Ethel Merman (YouTube clip at that link), from the 1954 film of the same name.


Ethel Merman surely is one of the great projectors of enthusiasm in song. I remember my mother telling me as much when I was quite young -- my mother's words being, "She really can belt them out!"

Also on YouTube are a couple of versions of "Anything Goes" sung by Ethel Merman a generation apart, and showing that great vivaciousness in the latter as in the earlier.