Fab-U-Lous, it's February! YAY! Which means, Mardi Gras, Valentine's Day and Paramount's new show, Fab-U-Lous!
Time for a new month, time for a new sneeky peeky!
This time we've dug around and find our very own hostess dancing to a quite familiar song that will sure leave a smile on your face.
If I Only Had A Heart
Here are some song facts for you to enjoy...
"If I Only Had a Brain" (also "If I Only Had a Heart" and "If I Only Had the Nerve") is a song by Harold Arlen (music) and E.Y. Harburg (lyrics). The song is sung in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz by the characters that meet Dorothy. The characters pine about what each wants from the Wizard. It was also sung in Jeremy Sams and Andrew Lloyd Webber's 2011 musical adaptation with an additional reprise called "If We Only Had a Plan" when the characters discuss on how to rescue Dorothy in Act II.
Originally written by Arlen and Harburg as "I'm Hanging On to You" for the 1937 Broadway musical Hooray for What!, the song was ultimately dropped from that show, and when the pair was later hired to do the songs for Oz, Harburg simply wrote new lyrics to the tune.
This short song written in 4/4 time has lyrics by E.Y. Harburg and music by Harold Arlen. It appears in The Wizard Of Oz where it is sung by the Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr in the film), and is included in a medley with "We're Off To See The Wizard". Although the song itself is not that memorable, it has found its way into the Movie Mistakes on-line database because during its performance:
"You can see the cameraman's shadow pass over Dorothy, the Lion, and then the log on the side of the road. Watch carefully, it comes back."
This is, apparently, one of no less than 304 mistakes in the same film!
There are two variants on this song, "If I Only Had A Heart" and "If I Only Had A Brain", which are sung by the Tin Man and the Scarecrow respectively. Although they are in essence the same song with fairly minor variations of the words, and appear in the same film, they are generally classified as different songs, and have been covered as such by various artists over the years.
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