Something Wonderful: Top Ten Songs by Rodgers & Hammerstein

By Ben Rimalower
01 Feb 2014

 

 

4. "It Might As Well Be Spring" from State Fair

A multitude of changes have been made to the various stage and screen incarnations of State Fair since its debut as an original Hollywood musical in 1945, but one element that won't ever be altered is the inclusion of the first-rate song "It Might As Well Be Spring." A true standard of the Great American Songbook, "It Might As Well be Spring" has been covered by countless singers drawn to its rich music and evocative lyrics, both of which manage to be simultaneously moody and soaring, coolly jazzy and unabashedly emotional.

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