You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me

Maurice Chevalier, Victor Orchestra

About You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me

"You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me" is a 1930 popular song. The credits list music and lyrics as written by Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal, and Pierre Norman. Since Fain was primarily a music writer and Kahal a lyricist, it may be assumed that the music was by Fain and lyrics were by Kahal, with Norman's contribution uncertain. The song was introduced in the movie The Big Pond (1930) by Maurice Chevalier who also made a successful recording of it the same year. Other hit recordings in 1930 were by Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra (with a vocal by Bing Crosby), and the High Hatters. In Britain, the song was covered by Bob and Alf Pearson. The song has been used in other movies, including Monkey Business (1931), where the Marx Brothers steal Chevalier's passport and sing this song to try to prove they are Chevalier as they attempt to pass through US Customs. The song is a well-known standard, recorded by many artists, though Chevalier's versions (in English and French) and Frank Sinatra's version are best known. 


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Sweet one, fairer than the flowers,
Never will I meet one sweeter than you.
Would you turn away or could you
Really every care, 
If I'd ever dare to say, 
"I Love you."

If the nightingales could sing like you,
They'd sing much sweeter than they do,
For you brought a new kind of love to me.

If the Sandman brought me dreams of you,
I'd want to sleep my whole life through,
For you brought a new kind of love to me.

I know that you're the queen, and I'm the slave,
And yet you will understand
That underneath it all 
You're a maid, and I am only a man.

I would work and slave the whole day through
If I could hurry home to you;
For you brought a new kind of love to me.

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Maurice Chevalier

Maurice Auguste Chevalier (September 12, 1888 – January 1, 1972) was a French actor, singer and entertainer. He is perhaps best known for his signature songs, including Louise, Mimi, Valentine, and Thank Heaven for Little Girls and for his films including The Love Parade and The Big Pond. His trademark attire was a boater hat, which he always wore on stage with a tuxedo. more »

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5 facts about this song

Song Composition and Recording
1. "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me" is a popular song from the late 1920s, originally introduced by Maurice Chevalier in the film, "The Big Pond" (1930). 2. The song was later covered by Frank Sinatra, American singer and actor, known for his smooth, silky voice. His version was released in 1956 as part of the album "Songs for Swingin' Lovers!". 3. The song was written by the composer Sammy Fain, and the lyricists Irving Kahal and Pierre Norman.
Chart performance and Critical Reception
4. Sinatra's version of the song was critically acclaimed for his emotional connection to the lyrics, which showcased his ability to express vulnerability. 5. Though it was not one of Sinatra’s chart-topping hits, "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me" has remained a favorite among fans and music critics for its sentimental lyrics and Sinatra's passionate performance.
Legacy and Cultural Significance
6. The song has been covered by several artists over the years, showcasing its enduring popularity and influence. Notable versions include renditions by Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, and Billie Holiday. 7. The song is still frequently played on classic jazz and pop radio stations, and is often featured in compilations of Sinatra's work.
Performance Style
8. Despite being of the same song, the interpretation and delivery of Sinatra and Chevalier are vastly different. Whereas Chevalier's version has a comedic, whimsical feel, Sinatra's rendition is more romantic and sincere. 9. Sinatra's version of the song is noted for its jazz-infused arrangement, which heavily features brass instruments and an easy, swinging rhythm. This complements Sinatra’s legendary phrasing style, providing a deep, warm delivery to the love song.
Usage in Popular Culture
10. Sinatra's version of the song has been used in several films and television shows, including the 2010 film "It's Kind of a Funny Story" and the 1998 film "You've Got Mail." 11. The song lyrics were also used in a perfume commercial featuring actress Marilyn Monroe in the 1950s.

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