Music: F

F. D. R. Jones

  • aka “Franklin D. Roosevelt Jones”
  • Words and music by Harold J. Rome, 1938
  • Introduced in the stage revue “Sing Out the News” by Rex Ingram
  • Babes on Broadway (performed by Judy Garland), 1941

Fabulous Places

  • Words and music by Leslie Bricusse, 1967
  • Doctor Dolittle (sung by Diana Lee dubbing for Samantha Eggar, Anthony Newley and Rex Harrison), 1967

The Fairy Song

  • Music by Engelbert Humperdinck, adapted by Michael Cohen, lyrics by Enid Futterman, 1987
  • Hansel and Gretel (sung by Nicola Stapleton), 1988

The Fall

  • Words and music by Jeff Lynne
  • Xanadu (sung and played by Electric Light Orchestra), 1980


  • Words by Dean Pitchford, music by Michael Gore, 1980
  • Introduced by Irene Cara in the film Fame, 1980
  • Won Best Song Academy Award for 1980
  • Recorded and popularized by Irene Cara

Fan Tan Fannie

  • Words by Oscar Hammerstein II, music by Richard Rodgers, 1958
  • Introduced by Anita Ellis in the stage musical “Flower Drum Song,” 1958
  • Flower Drum Song (sung and danced by Nancy Kwan and The Celestial Garden Lulus), 1961

Fancy Pants

  • Words and music by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, ~1950
  • Fancy Pants (sung by Annette Warren dubbing for Lucille Ball), 1950

Fantasia Mexicana

  • Based on “El Salón México” by Aaron Copland, 1936
  • Adapted and orchestrated as “Fantasia Mexicana” by Johnny Green
  • Fiesta (played by symphony on radio, accompanied by Ricardo Montalban on piano on-screen at cafe), 1947

The Fantasy

  • Musical ballet based on the story by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Words and music by Walter Bullock and Samuel Pokrass, 1939
  • The Little Princess (danced and spoken in verse by Shirley Temple and Ensemble), 1939

Fantasy Wedding Sequence

  • Music by Frank Loesser, 1952
  • Hans Christian Andersen (performed by Danny Kaye, Jeanmaire and Chorus), 1952

Far from the Home I Love

  • Words by Sheldon Harnick, music by Jerry Bock, 1964
  • Introduced in the stage musical “Fiddler on the Roof” by Zero Mostel and Julia Migenes, 1964
  • Fiddler on the Roof (sung by Michele Marsh and Topol), 1971

Faraway Part of Town

  • Written by Dory Langdon and André Previn, 1960
  • Pepe (sung by Judy Garland offscreen, danced by Shirley Jones and Dan Dailey), 1960
  • Nominated for Best Song Academy Award for 1960

Fare-Thee-Well, Dear Alma Mater

  • Written by Mack Gordon and Josef Myrow
  • Mother Wore Tights (sung by Chorus), 1947

Farmer and the Cowman

  • Words by Oscar Hammerstein II, music by Richard Rodgers, 1943
  • Introduced in the stage musical “Oklahoma!” 1943
  • Oklahoma! (Gordon MacRae, Charlotte Greenwood, Gene Nelson, Jay C.
  • Flippen, James Whitmore and Gloria Grahame), 1955

Farmer in the Dell

  • Traditional Children’s Song
  • Sun Valley Serenade (played on toy instruments by the Glenn Miller Orchestra), 1941

Farmer’s Daughter

  • Words and music by Walter G. Samuels and Charles Newman, ~1941
  • All-American Co-Ed (production number with Frances Langford, The Tanner Sisters, Johnny Downs and Chorus of Mar Brynn Girls), 1941

A Farmer’s Life Is a Very Merry Life

  • Words by Mack Gordon, music by Josef Myrow, ~ 1946
  • Three Little Girls in Blue (Carol Stewart dubbing for Vera-Ellen, June Haver and Vivian Blaine), 1946

Farver Christmas

  • Father Christmas
  • Words and music by Leslie Bricusse, 1970
  • Scrooge (sung by Urchins, reprised by Albert Finney and Urchins), 1970

Fascinating Rhythm

  • aka “Fascinatin’ Rhythm”
  • Words by Ira Gershwin, music by George Gershwin, 1924
  • Introduced in the stage musical “Lady Be Good” by Fred Astaire, Adele Astaire and Cliff Edwards, 1924
  • Lady Be Good (sung by Connie Russell, danced by the Berry Brothers, danced by Eleanor Powell), 1941
  • Girl Crazy (instrumental arrangement played by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra with Mickey Rooney at the piano), 1943
  • Rhapsody in Blue (part of medley sung and played by Hazel Scott), 1945


  • Words and music by Robert Wright and George Forrest, 1953
  • Introduced in the stage musical “Kismet” by Alfred Drake and Doretta Morrow, 1953
  • Kismet (sung by Howard Keel), 1955

Fated to Be Mated

  • Words and music by Cole Porter, 1955
  • Introduced in the stage musical “Silk Stockings,” 1955
  • Silk Stockings (Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse), 1957