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Something to Live For (1939)

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Rank 439
Words and Music Duke Ellington
Billy Strayhorn

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Year Rank Title
1930 1 Body and Soul
1939 2 All the Things You Are
1935 3 Summertime
1944 4 'Round Midnight
1935 5 I Can't Get Started (with You)
1937 6 My Funny Valentine
1942 7 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be)
1930 8 What Is This Thing Called Love?
1933 9 Yesterdays
1946 10 Stella by Starlight

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Additional information for "Something to Live For" may be found in:

Allen Forte
Listening to Classic American Popular Songs
Yale University Press; Book & CD edition
Hardcover: 219 pages


(8 pages including the following types of information: history, lyric analysis, music analysis and song lyrics. (Book includes CD).)

Robert Gottlieb, Robert Kimball
Reading Lyrics
Pantheon
Hardcover: 736 pages


(Includes the following types of information: song lyrics.)

David Hajdu
Lush Life: A Biography of Billy Strayhorn
North Point Press
Paperback: 305 pages


(2 paragraphs including the following types of information: anecdotal and lyric analysis.)
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Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn

Year Rank Title
1939 439 Something to Live For
1950 567 Love You Madly
1964 718 Isfahan
1944 829 Star Crossed Lovers

Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer and Billy Strayhorn

Year Rank Title
1953 45 Satin Doll

Duke Ellington, John Latouche and Billy Strayhorn

Year Rank Title
1941 237 Day Dream

Duke Ellington, Lee Gaines and Billy Strayhorn

Year Rank Title
1945 461 Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'

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