Almost Like Being in Love

Summary

"Almost Like Being in Love"
Song
Published1947
Composer(s)Frederick Loewe
Lyricist(s)Alan Jay Lerner

"Almost Like Being in Love" is a show tune with music by Frederick Loewe and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. It was written for the score of their 1947 musical Brigadoon.[1] The song was first sung by David Brooks in the Broadway production. It was later performed in the 1954 film version by Gene Kelly.[2]

Michael Johnson version

"Almost Like Being in Love"
Almost Like Being in Love - Michael Johnson.jpg
Single by Michael Johnson
from the album The Michael Johnson album
B-side"Ridin' in the Sky"
ReleasedAugust 1978
GenrePop
LabelEMI
Michael Johnson singles chronology
"Bluer Than Blue"
(1978)
"Almost Like Being in Love"
(1978)
"This Night Won't Last Forever"
(1979)

"Almost Like Being in Love" was revived in a downbeat ballad version by singer Michael Johnson (U.S. no. 32, 1978).[3] His rendition became a Top 10 Adult Contemporary hit in both the U.S. (no. 4) and Canada (no. 10).

Chart (1978) Peak
position
Canadian RPM Top Singles 40
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary 10
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 32
US Billboard Adult Contemporary 4
US Billboard R&B 91
US Cash Box Top 100 37

Other versions

Popular culture


References

  1. ^ Hischak, Thomas S. (2008). The Oxford Companion to the American Musical: Theatre, Film, and Television. Oxford University Press. p. 93. ISBN 978-0195335330.
  2. ^ "Jazz Standards: Almost Like Being in Love". Jazz Standards.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Jasen, David A. (2013). A Century of American Popular Music. Taylor & Francis. p. 9. ISBN 978-1-135-35271-4.
  4. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  5. ^ Gilliland, John. (2020-03-23). "Pop Chronicles 1940s Program #19 - All Tracks UNT Digital Library". Digital.library.unt.edu. Retrieved 2021-01-21.
  6. ^ Joel Whitburn (1986). Pop Memories 1890–1954. Record Research Inc. p. 470. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  7. ^ Brigham, William (2019). Historical Dictionary of Woody Allen. Lanham, Maryland: Rowan & Littlefield. p. 23. ISBN 9781538120200. Retrieved October 18, 2021.
  8. ^ Neupert, Richard (2016). John Lasseter. Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press. p. 141. ISBN 9780252098352. Retrieved October 18, 2021.
  9. ^ "All The Songs In 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Season 3". Bustle. Retrieved 2 January 2020.