How Do You Keep the Music Playing?

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About How Do You Keep the Music Playing?

"How Do You Keep the Music Playing?" is a song composed by Michel Legrand, with lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman for the 1982 film Best Friends, where it was introduced by James Ingram and Patti Austin. The Austin/Ingram version became a single in 1983 and reached #45 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. It was one of three songs with lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman that were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 55th Academy Awards.  


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2004
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How do you keep the music playing?
How do you make it last?
How do you keep the song from fading
Too fast?

How do you lose yourself to someone
And never lose your way?
How do you not run out of new things
To say?

And since you know we're always changing
How can it be the same?

And tell me how year after year
You're sure your heart won't fall apart
Each time you hear his name?

I know the way I feel for you is now or never
The more I love, the more that I'm afraid
That in your eyes I may not see forever, forever

If we can be the best of lovers
Yet be the best of friends
If we can try with every day to make it better as it grows
With any luck than I suppose
The music never ends

I know (how do you keep the music playing)
The way I feel for you is now or never (how do you make it last)
The more I love the more that I'm afraid
(how do you keep the song from fading)
That in your eyes I may not see forever
(Keep the song from fading)
Forever

If we can be the best of lovers
Yet be the best of friends
If we can try with every day to make it better as it goes
With any luck than I suppose
The music never ends

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James Ingram

James Ingram (born February 16, 1956) is an American singer, record producer, and instrumentalist. He is a two-time Grammy Award-winner and a two-time Academy Award nominee for Best Original Song. Since beginning his career in 1973, Ingram has charted eight U.S. Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 from the early 1980s until the early 1990s, as well charting with thirteen top 40 hits on the R&B singles chart. He has also amassed two number-one singles on the Hot 100: "Baby, Come to Me" which top the US pop chart in 1983 (a duet with R&B singer Patti Austin) and "I Don't Have the Heart", which became his second No. 1 in 1990, his first as a solo artist. Ingram co-written "The Day I Fall In Love" (for rock musician Patty Smyth), from the motion picture … more »

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Written by: MICHEL JEAN LEGRAND, ALAN BERGMAN, MARILYN BERGMAN

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