My Favorite Things

Julie Andrews

About My Favorite Things

"My Favorite Things" is a show tune from the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music. In the original Broadway production, this song was introduced by Mary Martin playing Maria and Patricia Neway playing Mother Abbess. Julie Andrews, who played Maria in the 1965 film version of the musical, had previously sung the song on the 1961 Christmas special for The Garry Moore Show.


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1996
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Raindrops on roses
And whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream-colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells
And schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver-white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream-colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad

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Julie Andrews

Dame Julie Elizabeth Andrews, DBE (née Julia Wells; born 1 October 1935) is an English film and stage actress, singer, author, theatre director, and dancer. She is the recipient of Golden Globe Award, Emmy Award, Grammy Award, BAFTA, People's Choice Award, Theatre World Award, Screen Actors Guild and Academy Award honours. In 2000, she was made a Dame for services to the performing arts by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. more »

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Written by: Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers

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10 facts about this song

Singer Details
"My Favourite Things" is a show tune from the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical, The Sound of Music. It was first introduced by Mary Martin in the original Broadway production and later popularized by Julie Andrews in the 1965 film adaptation.
Song Origin
The song was written by the talented duo of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, which was unusual because most of their songs featured lyrics by Hammerstein and music by Rodgers.
Song Inspiration
Richard Rodgers wrote "My Favorite Things" for the character Maria (played by Andrews in the film) to sing about her simple, innocent pleasures to the Von Trapp children to comfort them during a thunderstorm.
Creative Input
Despite the song not being originally intended as a Christmas song, it is commonly played during the holiday season, due to its references to 'snowflakes' and 'silver white winters'.
Soundtrack Success
The soundtrack of The Sound of Music, featuring "My Favorite Things", topped the Billboard album charts in 1965. It stayed at number one for a record-breaking 42 weeks.
Song In Animation
"My Favorite Things" was featured in the 1965 Peanuts TV special, A Charlie Brown Christmas, as the song played by Schroeder on his toy piano.
Song Covers
"My Favorite Things" has been covered by a wide range of artists, including Tony Bennett, Al Jarreau, and Laura Fygi, underlining its universal appeal.
Different Resonance
In spite of its upbeat tone, some listeners interpret the song as a commentary on materialism and the fleeting nature of happiness.
John Coltrane’s Version
The Jazz saxophonist, John Coltrane also recorded an instrumental version of the song, which stands as one of the most well-known reinterpretations of a Broadway tune in the genre of Jazz.
Use in Advertisements
The song has been used frequently in adverts, most notably during holiday Christmas commercials for major department store brands such as Target.

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