Almost Like Being in Love

Gene Kelly

About Almost Like Being in Love

"Almost Like Being in Love" is a popular song published and first performed in 1947. The music was written by Frederick Loewe, and the lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner as part of the score for the musical Brigadoon. The song was sung by David Brooks in the 1947 Broadway production. It was later performed in the 1954 film version by Gene Kelly.


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What a day this has been!
What a rare mood I'm in!
Why, it's almost like being in love
 
There's a smile on my face
For the whole human race
Why it's almost like being in love
 
All the music of life seems to be
Like a bell that is ringing for me
And from the way that I feel
When the bell starts to peal
I would swear I was falling
I could swear I was falling
It's almost like being in love

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Gene Kelly

Eugene Curran "Gene" Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996) was an American dancer, actor, singer, film director and producer, and choreographer. Kelly was known for his energetic and athletic dancing style, his good looks and the likeable characters that he played on screen. more »

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12 facts about this song

Songwriters
"Almost Like Being in Love" is a popular song written by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe for their 1947 Broadway musical "Brigadoon."
Performance by Gene Kelly
The song gained immense popularity when it was performed by Gene Kelly in the MGM film adaptation of "Brigadoon" released in 1954.
Recognition
The song has been recognized as a memorable romantic ballad, particularly Gene Kelly's version. It's appreciated for its beautiful lyrics and catchy tune.
Home Country
Although Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe were Americans, "Brigadoon" was set in Scotland, which gives the song a unique cultural touch.
Cover Versions
Numerous artists, including Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Nat King Cole, and David Brooks, have covered "Almost Like Being in Love."
Jazz Standard
The song has become known as a jazz standard. It's been adapted by various music artists into various modern music styles.
Billboard Charts
The song also made it to the charts. When Nat "King" Cole recorded it in 1956, it reached #14 on the Billboard chart.
Featured in Films
In addition to "Brigadoon," the song has been featured in many films including "Groundhog Day" in 1993.
Grammy Hall of Fame
The song found its way into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000, due to the recording by Frank Sinatra.
Revivals
The song continues to be popular and has been performed in various revivals of "Brigadoon," maintaining its status as one of the best-known songs from the score.
Musical Influence
The song has been influential in musical theatre history and continues to resonate with audiences more than seven decades after its original release.
Key Recognition
The melody for "Almost Like Being in Love" has been noted for its joyous, uplifting qualities, making it a favorite for many musicians to perform.

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