Well, Did You Evah!
"Well, Did You Evah!" is a song written by Cole Porter for his 1939 musical DuBarry Was a Lady, where it was introduced by Betty Grable and Charles Walters. It is written as a duet, with the pair exchanging bad news and each shrugging off the other's tidbits in favor of an aloof good time.
- Originally appears in Broadway musical DuBarry Was a Lady (1939).
- Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra in the movie High Society (recorded January 17, 1956). Likely the most well-known version of the song, it was added to the movie late in development, to give the two stars an opportunity to sing together.
- Deborah Harry and Iggy Pop recorded the song in 1990 for Red Hot + Blue, a compilation album released as part of a HIV/AIDS benefit project. Released as a single in the UK in 1991 but not the US. The single reached No. 42 in the UK Singles Chart, and No. 29 in the Irish chart.
- Revivals of DuBarry or its score were produced in New York, London and San Francisco in 1993, 1996, 2001, and 2014. The 2001 production was recorded by the BBC for broadcast in 2002. All included Well, Did You Evah! using the original lyrics.
- A cover of the song was performed by British singer Robbie Williams on collaboration with American actor Jon Lovitz.
- The song was parodied for use in Iceland‘s Christmas adverts in 2009, sung by Coleen Nolan and Jason Donovan.
- The song was sung in Week 5 of Over the Rainbow (2010 TV series) by the competing Dorothies, as part of a mash-up with Wild Thing by The Troggs and Get The Party Started by P!nk.
- Marks & Spencer used it in their 2004 Christmas advert on what makes the perfect Christmas cocktail, starring Rachel Stevens, Martine McCutcheon, Gordon Ramsay and Helen Mirren.
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- Gilliland, John (1969). "Show 22 - Smack Dab in the Middle on Route 66: A skinny dip in the easy listening mainstream. [Part 1]" (audio). Pop Chronicles. University of North Texas Libraries. Track 3.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 245. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
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