“Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Qué Será, Será)” Performed by Doris Day (1956)

March 12, 2011

I have recently begun reading and re-reading the classics and other free books in the public domain since owning a Nook e-book reader. Partial to mystery, suspense and detective fiction I have downloaded and begun to read many of the books by  G. K. Chesterton.

Chesterton wrote a 1922 book of detective stories titled  “The Man Who Knew Too Much” from which two movies, that I am aware of, were made. In 1936 the book was made into a film starring Leslie Banks and Edna Best.

The film remake was directed by one of my favorites, the master of suspense –  Alfred Hitchock.  His 1956 classic “The Man Who Knew Too Much” starred Doris Day and James Stewart.  The song from the movie “Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Qué Será, Será)”, performed by Doris Day, won the Oscar for Best Original Song for the composers Jay Livingston and Ray Evans.

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Rising to #2 on the music charts, Doris Day’s  “Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Qué Será, Será) became her theme song throughout her long and illustrious entertainment career.

Here is a clip of Miss Day in one of her performances from the film.

Now  remakes of movies and films can be as good as, better or best the originals and this song had been covered by many. But I happen to think that the arrangement by Sly Stone is totally awesome. Check out what Sly did with the song at the OSML  sister site EOINA and let me know what YOU think.

Musically Yours,

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