Music: Q

Quaint Dainty Me

  • Words by Harry Ruby, music by Bert Kalmar
  • Everybody Sing (performed by Fanny Brice), 1938

Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be)

  • Words and music by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, 1956
  • Introduced by Doris Day in the remake of the film The Man Who Knew Too Much, 1956
  • Won Best Song Academy Award for 1956
  • Popularized by Doris Day
  • Please Don’t Eat the Daisies (excerpt sung by Doris Day), 1960
  • The Glass Bottom Boat (sung by Doris Day and Arthur Godfrey), 1966

The Queen Is Always Right

  • Words by Clifford Grey, music by Victor Schertzinger, ~1929
  • Love Parade (sung by Lillian Roth, Lupino Lane and Chorus), 1929

Queen of the Jungle

  • Words by Harold Adamson, music by Walter Donaldson
  • The Great Ziegfeld (performed by Fanny Brice and Chorus), 1936

Queen’s Lace Handkerchief, The: Roses from the South, Op.388

  • aka “Roses from the South”
  • Music by Johann Strauss, 1880
  • One in a Million (played by Orchestra, skated by Sonja Henie), 1937
  • The Student Prince (danced by Edmund Purdom and Betta St. John and Guests at Royal Ball), 1954

Queen’s Lament

  • Music and Lyrics by Michael Berz, 1987
  • Sleeping Beauty (sung by Anat Ben Yehoshua dubbing for Morgan Fairchild), 1987

Queenie Wahine’s Papaya

  • Words and music by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum and Florence Kaye, 1966
  • Paradise, Hawaiian Style (sung by Elvis Presley and Donna Butterworth), 1966

Questa o quella

  • From the opera RIGOLETTO by Giuseppe Verdi, first performed in Venice, 1851
  • Because You’re Mine (sung by Mario Lanza), 1952
  • The Seven Hills of Rome (sung by Mario Lanza), 1958

Question Me an Answer

  • Words by Hal David, music by Burt Bacharach, 1973
  • Lost Horizon (sung and danced by Bobby Van and School Children), 1973


  • Written by Al Dubin and Jimmy Monaco
  • Stage Door Canteen (sung by Ethel Waters with Duke Ellington and His Band), 1943

(Ho-Hum – Ho-Hum) A Quiet Little Place in the Country

  • Words by Mack Gordon, music by Josef Myrow, 1953
  • The Girl Next Door (sung by Beryl Davis dubbing for June Haver and Chorus), 1953


  • Words by Stephen Sondheim, music by Leonard Bernstein, 1957
  • Introduced in the stage musical “West Side Story,” 1957
  • West Side Story (Richard Beymer, Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, The Jets and The Sharks), 1961