March 2012 at Musical Cyberspace is all about songs with people’s names in the title.
“Gigi”, a song about the titular character of the 1958 film of the same name, is a song I first heard when I picked up a piece of sheet music and played it on the piano as a child. By the time I saw the film and heard an orchestra accompany Louis Jourdan’s tentative delivery of Alan Jay Lerner’s lyrics and Frederick Loewe’s melody, I was already sold on the song. Perhaps the lyrics do get a bit overly poetic here and there, but Gaston is a Frenchman so perhaps it can be excused as an expression of character. Either way, I still love it.
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