Songs from Movies

Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me (2009)

Admired and praised by the likes of Irving Berlin and Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer has been described as "one of our great folk poets" and "the most perfect American lyricist". Throughout his extraordinary career, he collaborated with hundreds of composers to write legendary movie songs such as "Hooray for Hollywood", "Jeepers Creepers" and "Moon River". Mercer then went on to co-found Capitol Records in 1942 and became a successful Broadway producer of St. Louis Woman and L'il Abner.

The movie Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me, released in 2009, features 60 songs from artists like Johnny Mercer, Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby and Jane Wyman and Johnny Mercer and Dinah Shore during the opening credits and at the end. What is your favorite song from Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me?


Songs from Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me

Johnny Mercer
Strip Polka
Dearly Beloved
Fred Astaire
Bing Crosby and Jane Wyman
Moon River
Johnny Mercer and Dinah Shore during the opening credits and at the end
Jamboree Jones
I'm Old Fashioned
Tony Bennett
This Time the Dream's on Me
Priscilla Lane
One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)
Dr. John
You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby
Dinah Shore and Johnny Mercer
When I Was a Lad
The Waiter, the Porter and the Upstairs Maid
Bing Crosby , Mary Martin and Jack Teagarden
My Old Kentucky Home, Good-Night
Paul Robeson
Johnny Mercer
Georgia on My Mind
Ray Charles and Johnny Mercer
Jeepers Creepers
Louis Armstrong , Jack Teagarden and others
Too Marvelous for Words
Margaret Whiting and Johnny Mercer
Bucky Pizzarelli
Out of Breath and Scared to Death of You
Johnny Mercer
P.S. I Love You
Mel Torme
Happy Feet
Bing Crosby , Al Rinker and Harry Barris
Ol' Man River
Paul Robeson
How Little We Know
Lauren Bacall with Hoagy Carmichael on piano
Johnny Mercer
Fare-Thee-Well to Harlem
Johnny Mercer and Jack Teagarden
I'm Building Up to an Awful Let-Down
Johnny Mercer
I'm an Old Cowhand
Bing Crosby
Hooray for Hollywood
Johnnie Davis and Frances Langford
There's No Business Like Show Business
Ethel Merman
That's Entertainment
Jack Buchanan , Fred Astaire , Nanette Fabray and Oscar Levant
Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride
Dick Powell
On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe
Judy Garland
I Remember You
Rosemary Clooney
Johnny Mathis
Come Rain or Come Shine
Tony Bennett
That Old Black Magic
Bing Crosby
Blues in the Night
William Gillespie
These Orchids
And the Angels Sing
Martha Tilton
Mandy Is Two
Billie Holiday
I'm Old Fashioned
Rita Hayworth
Save the Bones for Henry Jones
Nat King Cole and Johnny Mercer
Trav'lin' Light
Billie Holiday
Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home
Johnny Mercer
I Had Myself a True Love
Audra McDonald
Something's Gotta Give
Fred Astaire
Jubilation T. Cornpone
Stubby Kaye
The Glow-Worm
The Mills Brothers
Midnight Sun
Ella Fitzgerald
Satin Doll
Johnny Mercer and Mel Torm?
Day In Day Out
Lena Horne
Top Banana
Phil Silvers
Days of Wine and Roses
Andy Williams
Tony Bennett
Autumn Leaves
Nat King Cole
I Wanna Be Around
Tony Bennett and Bono
Hooray for Spinach
It's a Typical Day
Newsy Bluesy
Wedding in the Spring