The song of the day for Thursday, May 21, 2015 is “It Only Happens When I Dance With You.”
About This Song
“It Only Happens When I Dance With You” is one of the many fine songs that Irving Berlin wrote for the 1948 film Easter Parade, which starred Fred Astaire and Judy Garland.
About This Version
After a series of uptempo songs, “It Only Happens When I Dance With You” is a lovely ballad, sung with great tenderness. It’s a very nice Irving Berlin song: no artifice, just genuine emotion.
“It Only Happens When I Dance With You,” as well as Steppin’ Out, is available from iTunes.
I have two videos of today’s song, both from Easter Parade. The first is Fred Astaire singing the today’s song and dancing with Ann Miller.
Ann Miller leaves him for greener pastures and Fred Astaire seeks out a new partner, Judy Garland, who sings this song for Astaire (after falling in love with him first).