Songs I Heard

Songs I Heard (2001) is an album by Harry Connick Jr. covering songs from movies he watched as a child. The album features songs from Annie, The Sound of Music, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Mary Poppins, and The Wizard of Oz. The album is arranged, orchestrated and conducted by Harry Connick Jr.

Songs I Heard
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 23, 2001 (2001-10-23)
RecordedJuly 23–26, 2001
StudioManhattan Center Studios, New York City
GenreVocal jazz
Length58:18
LabelColumbia
ProducerTracey Freeman
Harry Connick Jr. chronology
30
(2001)
Songs I Heard
(2001)
Thou Shalt Not
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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AllMusic link

Winner of the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, Songs I Heard was released on the same date as his album 30.

BackgroundEdit

Harry Connick, Jr. transforms songs from classic childhood films into big band songs. He called the album "a fun record, but it's definitely for adults."[1]

In a 2003 interview, Connick compared getting children to appreciate music with getting them to appreciate broccoli. "If you give a kid fast food every day, that's all they'll be open to," said Connick. "If you give them broccoli, they may not like it, but they'll know it is out there and be open to it. You have to expose kids to music – jazz, classical music, rock and roll – and they'll be open."[2]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)From movieLength
1."Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. ShermanMary Poppins4:29
2."The Lonely Goatherd"Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein IIThe Sound of Music3:20
3."Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead"Harold Arlen, E.Y. "Yip" HarburgThe Wizard of Oz2:07
4."Maybe"Martin Charnin, Charles StrouseAnnie3:49
5."Pure Imagination/Candy Man"Leslie Bricusse, Anthony NewleyWilly Wonka & the Chocolate Factory4:21
6."Golden Ticket"/"I Want It Now"Bricusse, NewleyWilly Wonka & the Chocolate Factory3:50
7."Oompa Loompa"Bricusse, NewleyWilly Wonka & the Chocolate Factory3:46
8.""A Spoonful of Sugar"R. M. Sherman, R. B. ShermanMary Poppins5:14
9."Stay Awake"R. M. Sherman, R. B. ShermanMary Poppins2:41
10."Something Was Missing"Charnin, StrouseAnnie4:16
11."You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile"Charnin, StrouseAnnie2:57
12."Over The Rainbow"Arlen, HarburgThe Wizard of Oz4:15
13."The Jitterbug"Arlen, HarburgThe Wizard of Oz3:40
14."Merry Old Land of Oz"Arlen, HarburgThe Wizard of Oz2:51
15."Edelweiss"Rodgers, HammersteinThe Sound of Music2:27
16."Do-Re-Mi"Rodgers, HammersteinThe Sound of Music4:15
Total length:58:18

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ChartsEdit

Chart (2001) Provider Peak
position
US Billboard 200[3] Billboard 88
US Billboard Top Jazz Albums[3] 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Harry Connick Jr. official website Archived 2010-04-10 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Schmidt, Brooke (January 2003). "Old Songs Are New Again". United Parenting Publications Inc.
  3. ^ a b U.S. Album Charts

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