Full Of Shine And Full Of Sparkle: Top Ten Jerry Herman Songs
07 Dec 2013
3. "If He Walked Into My Life" from Mame
Another Jerry Herman song that works well out of context is "If He Walked Into My Life" from Mame. In addition to the title number from Hello, Dolly!! (which knocked The Beatles from #1), it is one of the few showtunes of the last 50 years to make it onto the pop charts. The hit single of "If He Walked Into My Life" was recorded by the great Eydie Gormé, but probably no one will ever equal Angela Lansbury's authoritative original recording — at least not since Judy Garland (Herman's muse) never got to do it.
Set in the magical world of La Belle Epoque Paris, where fashion, glamour, and passion prevail, Lerner and Loewe's celebrated musical is a romantic comedy about one young woman's journey to find her true self... and her true love.