Archive for July 9, 2012

Best Original Song: A Categorical History (1951-1955)

Today we hit the 50s, which is the golden age of the studio Technicolor musical and the golden age of the theme song. Let’s count how many times Sinatra and Dean Martin show up over the next decade.

1951: “IN THE COOL, COOL, COOL OF THE EVENING,” FROM HERE COMES THE GROOM

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Pic of the Day: “How’d you get here?” “I was kidnapped by that wicked giant!” “Oh. What? A giant?” “A giant?” “A giant?” “A giant?” “Bigger than 40 men!” “Oh no!” “An ogre who had the power to turn himself into anything man or beast!” “That calls for a drink!”