This song was written by Irving Berlin and was featured in the Astaire-Rogers movie Top Hat. It describes the glorious feeling of dancing very close with a person you care for deeply.
Some of the many artists who covered this song include Louis Armstrong, Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald, and Frank Sinatra.A version sung by Astaire and Ella Fitzgerald, was featured in the movie The English Patient.
Many popular television shows and movies have featured this song. TV shows include I Love Lucy, M*A*S*H, The Simpsons, Family Guy and Glee; among the movies where you can hear "Cheek To Cheek": The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), The English Patient (1996), The Green Mile (1999), Any Given Sunday (1999), A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001).
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga recorded an album of duets called Cheek To Cheek in 2014, with featured this song. They performed it at the Grammy Awards in 2015; the album won for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.
Danny Kaye performed this song with Miss Piggy when he was the guest star on The Muppet Show in a 1978 episode.