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Charade (1963 song)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Charade"
Single by Henry Mancini
from the album Charade
B-side"Orange Tamoure"
ReleasedDecember 1963
GenreJazz
Length2:38
LabelRCA Victor 1383
Songwriter(s)Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer
Henry Mancini singles chronology
"Banzai Pipeline"
(1963)
"Charade"
(1963)
"The Pink Panther Theme"
(1964)

"Charade" is a sad lonely Parisian waltz with music by Henry Mancini and lyrics by Johnny Mercer performed in the 1963 film of the same name starring by Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. It was nominated that year for the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

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Contents

Inspiration

Stanley Donen had heard and been charmed by Henry Mancini's song "Baby Elephant Walk" from the film Hatari!, Henry Mancini had become a friend of Audrey Hepburn while scoring Breakfast at Tiffany's, and he composed the song for Charade: "Our next film together was Charade in 1963. Stanley Donen directed Peter Stone's screenplay. There is a scene in the movie where Audrey returns from a happy winter holiday to her Paris flat to find it stripped of everything of value. Bare floors and the walls are all that remain. Her loutish husband had absconded with all of her worldly goods. She enters the dimly-lit apartment with her suitcase and surveys the scene. Her feelings are of sadness, loneliness and vulnerability. To me, it translated into a sad little Parisian waltz. With that image of Audrey in my mind, I went to the piano and within less than an hour 'Charade' was written. I played it for Audrey and Stanley. Both felt it was just right for the movie. Johnny Mercer added his poetry, and the song was nominated for an Oscar that year".[citation needed]

Recordings

Henry Mancini's version reached #15 on the adult contemporary chart and #36 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1963.[1] Andy Williams released a version that reached #100 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1964.[2] Sammy Kaye also released a version in 1964 that reached #10 on the adult contemporary chart and #36 on the Billboard Hot 100.[3]

Reactions

As with "Moon River" and "The Days of Wine and Roses," the song is subjugated, at various places in the film, to the role of source music.[citation needed] Though the Mancini-Mercer team lost the Oscar that year, Johnny Mercer said it was his favourite Mancini melody. Donen was impressed with Mancini as a working partner: "just a lovely man to work with" and "elegant, meticulous, very organized".[citation needed]

In popular culture

The song was prominently featured in the Columbo fifth-season episode "Now You See Him..." It is sung twice onscreen by a cabaret singer (portrayed by Patrick Culliton) and later plays in an instrumental version over the episode's closing credits.

References

This page was last edited on 4 December 2018, at 19:10
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