Three Coins In A Fountain
Showing recordings 11-20 of 50 that were created in 2012 for the song "Three Coins In A Fountain" by Andy Williams. The recordings are sorted by date. Click the year links to view recordings for a different year or the page links further down to view more recordings for the currently selected year.
By MikeIII +2 in the Style of Andy Williams
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"Three Coins in the Fountain" is a popular song which received the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1954. The melody was written by Jule Styne, the lyrics by Sammy Cahn. It was written for the romance film, Three Coins in the Fountain and refers to the act of throwing a coin into the Trevi Fountain in Rome while making a wish. Each of the film's three stars performs this act. Cahn and Styne were asked to write the song to fit the movie but were unable to either see the film or read the script. They completed the song in an hour and had produced a demonstration record with Frank Sinatra by the following day. The song was subsequently used in the film soundtrack but in the rush Twentieth Century Fox neglected to sign a contract with the composers, allowing them to claim complete rights over the royalties. The song was subsequently recorded by The Four Aces, who had a number-one hit on the U.S. Billboard pop chart chart in 1954, while the Sinatra recording topped the UK Singles Chart for three weeks in September and October that year. Thanks for listening.