Something Wonderful: Top Ten Songs by Rodgers & Hammerstein

By Ben Rimalower
01 Feb 2014

 

 

9. "Some Enchanted Evening" from South Pacific

South Pacific's sweeping "Some Enchanted Evening" is another in Rodgers & Hammerstein's collection of love-at-first-sight ballads. Or perhaps "Some Enchanted Evening," in all its operatic majesty, is more of an anthem than a ballad. It has certainly insinuated itself into our culture. There's even a knock-knock joke: "Knock knock." "Who's there?" "Sam and Janet." "Sam and Janet Who?" (singing) "Some Enchanted Evening."

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