That's Entertainment!

Fred Astaire, Oscar Levant, Jack Buchanan, Nanette Fabray Buy

About That's Entertainment!

"That's Entertainment!" is a popular song with music written by Arthur Schwartz and lyrics by Howard Dietz. The song was published in 1952 and was written especially for the 1953 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musical film The Band Wagon. The song is performed in the film by Jack Buchanan supported by Fred Astaire, Nanette Fabray, and Oscar Levant. In 2004, the song finished at #45 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema. Since the movie, the song has become the signature tune for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and an anthem for Hollywood and theater in general, being used as an opening number in many shows. Alongside "Hooray for Hollywood," "There's No Business Like Show Business" and "Another Op'nin', Another Show", it is considered one of the entertainment industry's best known tunes. The song is perhaps most associated with Judy Garland, who recorded it for her 1960 LP That's Entertainment!. A year later, a live version appeared on Garland's Grammy-winning double album Judy at Carnegie Hall. 


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2001
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The clown with his pants falling down 
Or the dance that's a dream of romance 
Or the scene where the villain is mean 

That's entertainment! 

The lights on the lady in tights 
Or the bride with the guy on the side 
Or the ball where she gives him a roar 

That's entertainment! 

The plot can be hot, simply teeming with sex 
A gay divorcee who is after her ex 
It can be Oedipus Rex 
Where a chap kills his father 
And causes a lot of bother 
The clerk who is thrown out of work 
By the boss who is thrown for a loss 
By this girl who is doing him dirt 

The world is a stage, 
The stage is a world of entertainment! 

It might be a fight like you see on the screen 
A swain getting slain for the lot of a queen 
Some great Shakespearean scene 
Where a ghost and a prince meet 
And everyone ends in mincemeats 
The gag may be waving the flag 
That began with a mystical hand 
Hip hooray, the American way 

The world is a stage, 
The stage is a world of entertainment!

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Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire (born Frederick Austerlitz; May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987) was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer, musician and actor. His stage and subsequent film career spanned a total of 76 years, during which he made 31 musical films. He was named the fifth Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute. He is particularly associated with Ginger Rogers, with whom he made ten films. more »

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Written by: Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz

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