Accidents Will Happen

Album: Mr. Music (1950)
  • Not to be confused with any later song of the same name, this downtempo ballad is arguably the weakest of a mixed bag. Written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke, it was sung as a duet by Bing Crosby and Dorothy Kirsten in the 1950 film Mr. Music. It was also recorded by Frank Sinatra. The former version fails big time; Dorothy Kirsten was an opera singer, and Bing Crosby and opera go together like gravy and ice cream. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England
  • In this song, Bing is considering his chances of landing the girl:

    The likes of you may never be
    Attracted to the likes of me
    But accidents will happen
    And I'll be around

    Not exactly a confident declaration, but at least there's hope.

    The next verse is sung by Kirsten, and we learn that she feels the same way.


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