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This Cole Porter song was introduced in the 1944 musical revue Seven Lively Arts. Ella Fitzgerald's version is generally considered to be the definitive interpretation, but other notable covers include ones by Ray Charles, John Coltraine, Nina Simone, Carly Simon, Sara Vaughn and Robbie Williams. Simply Red's note-by-note cover of Ella Fitzgerald's version took the song to #11 in the UK in 1987.
Cole Porter incorporated a musical joke in the song's score by including a chord change that goes from minor to major in opposition to the lyric "how strange the change from major to minor."
Supertramp founder Roger Hodgson
Roger tells the stories behind some of his biggest hits, including "Give a Little Bit," "Take the Long Way Home" and "The Logical Song."
Brad Smith of Blind Melon
The Blind Melon bassist/songwriter tells the story of "No Rain," which he wrote before the band was formed.
A popular contemporary folk singer, Williams still remembers the sticky note that changed her life in college.