Music: C

C-A-T Spells Cat

  • Words and music by Johnny Mercer, 1955
  • Daddy Long Legs (sung by Leslie Caron), 1955

C’est Magnifique

  • Words and music by Cole Porter, 1953
  • Introduced in the stage musical “Can-Can” by Lilo and Peter Cookson, 1953
  • Can-Can (sung by Frank Sinatra), 1960

C’est Moi

  • Words by Alan Jay Lerner, music by Frederick Loewe, 1960
  • Introduced in the stage musical “Camelot,” 1960
  • Camelot (sung by Franco Nero), 1967
  • Camelot (sung by Richard Muenz), 1982

C’est si bon

  • Words by Andre Hornez, music by Henri Betti, 1950
  • English lyric by Jerry Seelen
  • Popularized by Johnny Desmond
  • New Faces (sung by Eartha Kitt), 1954

C’mon Everybody

  • Words and music by Joy Byers, ~1964
  • Viva Las Vegas (sung by Elvis Presley and The Jordanaires, danced by Elvis and Ann-Margret), 1964

Ça c’est l’Amour

  • Words and music by Cole Porter, 1957
  • Les Girls (Taina Elg dubbed by Thara Matthieson), 1957
  • Popularized by Tony Bennett


  • Words by Fred Ebb, music by John Kander, 1966
  • Introduced by Jill Haworth in the stage musical “Cabaret,” 1966
  • Recorded by Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass
  • Cabaret (sung and danced by Liza Minnelli), 1972

Cabin in the Cotton and Cotton in the Cabin

  • Words and music by Irving Caesar
  • George White’s Scandals (performed by Jimmy Durante), 1934

Cabin in the Sky

  • Words by John Latouche, Music by Vernon Duke, 1940
  • Introduced in the stage musical “Cabin in the Sky” by Ethel Waters and Dooley Wilson, 1940
  • Cabin in the Sky (sung by Ethel Waters and Eddie “Rochester” Anderson), 1943

Cabin on the Hilltop

  • Words by Bert Kalmar, music by Harry Ruby
  • Walking on Air (sung by Gene Raymond), 1936

Cae Cae

  • Words by John Latouche, music by Roberto Martins, 1950
  • That Night in Rio (sung by Carmen Miranda with Bando da Lua), 1950
  • Nancy Goes to Rio (sung by Scotty Beckett, Jane Powell, Charles Smith and the Summer Stock Troupe), 1950


  • Words by E. Y. Harburg, music by Howard Dietz, 1942
  • Cairo (sung by Jeanette MacDonald and Chorus), 1942

Cairo, Ill.

  • Words and music by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, 1974
  • Huckleberry Finn (sung by Paul Winfield and Jeff East), 1974

Caissons Go Rolling Along, The

  • aka Caisson Song, etc.
  • U.S. Field Artillery Marching Song
  • traditional melody with lyric by Edmund L. Gruber, 1918
  • Rosalie (excerpt by Nelson Eddy; reprised by Eddy, Ray Bolger and Chorus), 1937
  • The Heat’s On (sung and played by Hazel Scott and Chorus), 1943
  • Four Jills in a Jeep (sung by Carole Landis, Mitzi Mayfair, Kay Francis, Martha Raye and Chorus), 1944
  • Christmas Holiday (played by Marching Band), 1944

Calabash Pipe

  • Words by Lew Brown, music by Harold Arlen, 1935
  • Strike Me Pink (sung by Eddie Cantor and Ethel Merman), 1936

Caldonia (What Makes Your Big Head So Hard?)

  • Words and music by Fleecie Moore, 1945
  • Popularized by Louis Jordan and His Band
  • No Leave, No Love (played on piano and sung by Frank “Sugarchile” Robinson), 1946

Calendar Girl

  • Words by Harold Adamson, music by James McHugh, 1947
  • Calendar Girl (sung by Kenny Baker and Chorus, later sung by Kenny Baker and danced by Jane Frazee), 1947


  • Words by E. Y. Harburg, music by Jerome Kern, 1944
  • Can’t Help Singing (sung by Robert Paige, Deanna Durbin and Chorus; danced by Chorus), 1944

California Here I Come

  • Words and music by Al Jolson, B. G. De Sylva and Joseph Meyer, 1924
  • Introduced in the stage musical “Bombo” by Al Jolson
  • Popularized by Al Jolson
  • Recorded by Abe Lyman and His Orchestra (their theme song)
  • The Singing Kid (part of medley sung by Al Jolson), 1936
  • Rose of Washington Square (sung by Al Jolson), 1939
  • The Jolson Story (sung by Al Jolson dubbing for Larry Parks, later sung by Virginia Rees dubbing for Evelyn Keyes), 1946
  • Jolson Sings Again (sung by Al Jolson dubbing for Larry Parks), 1949
  • With a Song in My Heart (part of finale medley sung by Jane Froman dubbing for Susan Hayward with Men’s Chorus), 1952

California Rose

  • Words and music by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
  • Son of Paleface (sung by Roy Rogers serenading Jane Russell), 1952

Call Me Irresponsible

  • Words by Sammy Cahn, music by Jimmy Van Heusen, 1963
  • Papa’s Delicate Condition (introduced by Jackie Gleason), 1963
  • Won Best Song Academy Award for 1963
  • Recorded and popularized by Frank Sinatra

Call Me Tonight

  • Words by Leo Robin, music by Harry Warren
  • Just for You (excerpt sung by Robert Arthur and Leon Tyler, later sung by Bing Crosby), 1952

Call of the Sea

  • Written by Irving Caesar, music by Vincent Youmans
  • Tea for Two (sung and danced by Gene Nelson, Gordon MacRae, Company and Chorus), 1950


  • Words by Alan Jay Lerner, music by Frederick Loewe, 1960
  • Introduced by Richard Burton in the stage musical “Camelot,” 1960
  • Camelot (sung by Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave and Chorus), 1967
  • Camelot (sung by Richard Harris, reprised by Meg Bussert, reprised by Richard Harris at end of film), 1982

Campfire Dreams

  • Music and Lyrics by Louis Alter and Paul F. Webster, 1937
  • Make a Wish (sung by Bobby Breen and Boys Chorus), 1937


Can Can

  • Music by Jacques Offenbach, 1858
  • Introduced in the opera “Orpheus in the Underworld,” 1858
  • Can-Can (danced by Shirley MacLaine, Juliet Prowse and Girls), 1960

Can I Go On?

  • Words and music by Quincy Jones, Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson
  • The Wiz (sung by Diana Ross), 1978

Can You Feel the Love Tonight

  • Words by Tim Rice, music by Elton John, 1994
  • Introduced by Elton John in the animated film The Lion King, 1994
  • Won Best Song Academy Award for 1994

Can You Guess

  • Words and music by Paul Misraki and Ervin Drake
  • Heartbeat (sung by Ginger Rogers), 1946

Can You Spell Schenectady?

  • Words by Dorothy Fields, music by Harold Arlen, 1953
  • The Farmer Takes a Wife (sung and danced by Eddie Foy, Jr.), 1953

Can You Use Any Money Today

  • Words and music by Irving Berlin, 1951
  • Call Me Madam (sung by Ethel Merman), 1953

Can’t Buy Me Love

  • Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, 1964
  • A Hard Day’s Night (sung by The Beatles), 1964

Can’t Help Falling in Love

  • aka “I Can’t Help Falling in Love,” “Can’t Help Falling in Love with You”
  • One of Elvis’ most beautiful songs!
  • Words and music by George Weiss, Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore, 1961
  • Blue Hawaii (sung by Elvis Presley and The Jordanaires with music box and Chorus), 1961
  • Popularized by Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires

Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man

  • Words by Oscar Hammerstein II, music by Jerome Kern, 1927
  • Introduced by Helen Morgan in the stage musical “Show Boat,” 1927
  • Popularized by Helen Morgan
  • Show Boat (sung by Helen Morgan, Irene Dunne, Hattie McDaniel, Paul Robeson and Chorus; “shuffled” by Irene Dunne; reprised by Irene Dunne at Trocadero), 1936
  • Till the Clouds Roll By (sung by Lena Horne), 1946
  • Show Boat (sung and shuffled by Kathryn Grayson and Ava Gardner,
  • Annette Warren dubbing for Ava Gardner; reprised by Kathryn Grayson at Trocadero), 1951
  • The Helen Morgan Story (sung by Gogi Grant dubbing for Ann Blyth), 1957

Can’t Help Singing

  • Words by E.Y. Harburg, music by Jerome Kern, 1944
  • Can’t Help Singing (introduced by Deanna Durbin and Robert Paige), 1944