"Anything Goes" is a song written by Cole Porter for his musical Anything Goes (1934). Many of the lyrics include humorous referencesto figures of scandal and gossip from Depression-era high society. One couplet refers to Samuel Goldwyn's box-office failure Nana starring Anna Sten, whose English was said to be incomprehensible to all except Goldwyn. (Goldwyn was from Poland and Sten from Ukraine.)
A recording by Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra (vocal by Ramona Davies) was very popular in 1934.
Frank Sinatra recorded the song for Capitol from October 17, 1955, to January 16, 1956. His version was included on Songs for Swingin' Lovers! in March 1956.Almost simultaneously, Chris Connor recorded the song on either January 23 or February 8 on her first album for Atlantic. Months later, Ella Fitzgerald released the first of two versions. Recorded between February 7 and March 27 of the same year for Verve, her first version was released on Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook . In 1972, Atlantic released Ella Loves Cole . This second version was arranged by Nelson Riddle. Also on Verve, Stan Getz and Gerry Mulligan released an instrumental rendition of the song in 1957 on their album Getz Meets Mulligan in Hi-Fi on which they switched instruments. Tony Bennett first recorded the song on January 3 or 5, 1959, with the Count Basie Orchestra for Roulette. The recording was released on Basie Swings, Bennett Sings , also known as Strike Up the Band. The Dave Brubeck Quartet recorded the song for the 1966 album Anything Goes! The Dave Brubeck Quartet Plays Cole Porter ; Brubeck and his quartet recorded their version of the song between December 8, 1965, and February 17, 1966, for Columbia. The song was recorded by Harpers Bizarre and released as a single in 1967. The group's version peaked at number forty-three on the Billboard pop singles chart and at number six on the Adult Contemporary.
Almost two decades later, the song was partially translated into Mandarin for the 1984 film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom , presumably with some assistance from John Williams, who arranged the film score.The song is performed by Kate Capshaw's character as the film's opening scene. The song is performed with a number of synchronized dancers in a large cabaret number set in a Shanghai night club circa 1935. The song is included on the original film soundtrack.
There have been other cast recordings.John Barrowman performed the song in the 2003 West End revival; his performance was released on Anything Goes (2003 National Theatre's London Cast Recording). Sutton Foster, with Company, also performed the song in the 2011 Broadway revival; the performance is included Anything Goes Sondheim Theatre Broadway Cast Recording. This cast recording, from the 2011 revival, debuted at number 1 on Billboard's Cast Album Chart. As a recurring cast member of the Fox television series Glee , Lindsay Pearce performed the song in a mashup with the show tune "Anything You Can Do" written by Irving Berlin for the Broadway musical Annie Get Your Gun . She performed the mashup during the season three episode "The Purple Piano Project" that was broadcast on September 20, 2011. The single peaked at No. 185 on the UK Singles Chart. In 2018, Ashleigh Murray performed the song in an episode of the third season of the television series Riverdale .
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|from the album Cheek to Cheek|
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Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga first collaborated when they sang "The Lady Is a Tramp" for Bennett's Grammy Award-winning album, Duets II , then on the album Cheek to Cheek (2014).The recording took place over a year in New York City. Bennett's quartet was present, including Mike Renzi, Gray Sargent, Harold Jones, and Marshall Wood as well as pianist Tom Lanier. With Marion Evans, jazz trumpeter Brian Newman, a long-time friend and colleague of Gaga, played on the album. Tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano and flautist Paul Horn performed. The songs were handpicked by Bennett and Gaga; they selected tracks from the Great American Songbook, including "Anything Goes".
Bennett sang "Anything Goes" on his album Strike Up the Band (1959), which Gaga heard when she was 13 years old. She thought "Anything Goes" was a funny track with a "real sexy, powerful vibe to it, and it's just because we're having fun singing it."Gaga and Bennett switched lyrics. The recording was described by Bobby Olivier of The Star-Ledger as "smooth as silk...Gaga's voice, when stripped of its bells and whistles, showcases a timelessness that lends itself well to the genre." Instrumentation comes from horns, cymbals, and saxophones. Photographer Steven Klein shot the album covers developed the cover art showing Gaga and Bennett in a newspaper cut.
Howard Reich of Chicago Tribune gave a positive review, saying found Gaga to be in "good voice" and Bennett in "classic form".Bree Jackson at V magazine called the song a "fresh take" on the original. MTV News critic Gil Kaufman said, "Gaga is clearly having a blast, doing her best Broadway belting with tons of energy and enthusiasm". Alexa Camp at Slant Magazine called Gaga's performance "blatantly affected, marred by shouting and clichéd phrasing." Edwin McFee at Hot Press called the song "tawdry" and "stale". "Gaga attempting to out-sing Bennett was a terribly misguided decision". The song received a nomination for Record Production/Single or Track at the 30th Annual TEC Awards under the category of Outstanding Creative Achievement Awards.
In the United Kingdom, "Anything Goes" debuted at number 174 on the UK Singles Chart for the week ending August 9, 2014. It also charted at number 132 on the sales chart of the Official Charts Company.In Spain it debuted within the top-fifty of the PROMUSICAE singles chart at number 40. "Anything Goes" debuted outside the top 100 of the French Singles Chart, at number 178. On the Billboard Jazz Digital Songs chart, the track debuted at the top, becoming Gaga's second entry on that chart, following "The Lady is a Tramp". The song was Bennett's 15th entry on the Jazz Digital Songs chart, and his third number-one single. According to Nielsen SoundScan, "Anything Goes" sold 16,000 digital downloads in the US up to the week ending August 3, 2014. The song dropped to number three on Jazz Digital Songs chart the next week but moved back to number two the week after.
|Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)||53|
|Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)||39|
|Japan ( Billboard Japan Hot 100)||44|
|Mexico (Mexico Airplay)||22|
|Russia Airplay (Tophit)||223|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||174|
|UK Airplay (Official Charts Company)||35|
|US Jazz Digital Songs ( Billboard )||1|
|Various||July 29, 2014||Digital download|
|Italy||Contemporary hit radio||Universal|
|Russia||August 20, 2014|
Anthony Dominick Benedetto, known professionally as Tony Bennett, is an American singer of traditional pop standards, big band, show tunes, and jazz. He is also a painter, having created works under his birth name that are on permanent public display in several institutions. He is the founder of the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens, New York.
The discography of American traditional pop and jazz singer Tony Bennett consists of 60 studio albums, 11 live albums, 33 compilation albums, three video albums, one extended play and 83 singles.
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