A Foggy Day

"A Foggy Day" is a popular song composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin.[2] The song was introduced by Fred Astaire in the 1937 film A Damsel in Distress. It was originally titled "A Foggy Day (In London Town)" in reference to the pollution-induced pea soup fogs that were common in London during that period, and is often still referred to by the full title.
The commercial recording by Astaire for Brunswick was very popular in 1937.[3]

"A Foggy Day"
Song by Fred Astaire
B-side"I Can't Be Bothered Now"
Published1937 by Chappell & Co.
ReleasedNovember 1937
RecordedOctober 17, 1937[1]
StudioLos Angeles, California
GenreJazz, Pop Vocal
LabelBrunswick 7982
Composer(s)George Gershwin
Lyricist(s)Ira Gershwin
Fred Astaire singles chronology
"Let's Call the Whole Thing Off"
"A Foggy Day"
"Nice Work If You Can Get It"

Other recordingsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "BRUNSWICK 78rpm numerical listing discography: 7500 - 8000". www.78discography.com. Retrieved 2021-08-04.
  2. ^ "www.greatamericansongbook.net". www.greatamericansongbook.net. Retrieved December 7, 2020.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 37. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Gioia, Ted (2012). The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire. New York City: Oxford University Press. pp. 117–119. ISBN 978-0-19-993739-4.