"Hans Christian Andersen" is the title song of the eponymous 1952 film which featured Danny Kaye in the title role. A fairly run of the mill number, it portrays Andersen as a cobbler - which he never was. Andersen was born in Odense, Denmark in 1805, and although he worked briefly as a weaver's apprentice, he published his first literary work, a short story called The Ghost At Palnatoke's Grave, in 1822, and before he was twenty-five his name had been established in his chosen field. Like the rest of the score, "Hans Christian Andersen" was written by Frank Loesser.
"(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding" was written by Nick Lowe in 1974. The original version with his group Brinsley Schwarz was kind of somber, but Elvis Costello made it a classic with his 1978 uptempo take.