SONG OF THE DAY
“Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps” by Doris Day (Latin for Lovers, Columbia Records, 1965). Written by Osvaldo FarrÃ©s, English lyrics written by Joe Davis (not a translation of the Spanish lyrics).
WHERE I HEARD IT
I watched the 1992 Australian dance classic Strictly Ballroom, now a new favorite. I am almost more recommending the film, than the song, though the song is great!
INTERESTING FACTS (a la wikipedia)
- “QuizÃ¡s, QuizÃ¡s, QuizÃ¡s” (also known as “Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps” in English), is a popular song by Cuban songwriter Osvaldo Farres.
- In 1958, Nat King Cole regularly performed the song with a heavy American accent. His version appeared on his 1958 album Cole EspaÃ±ol and frequently appeared in the 2000 film In the Mood for Love.
- In 1964, the Trini Lopez version was recorded for Reprise Records for the album The Latin Album.
- In 1996, the alternative rock band Cake released “Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps” on their album Fashion Nugget.
- In 2000, British singer Geri Halliwell released “Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps” as a B-side to her single “Bag It Up”.
- In 2007, a cover of “QuizÃ¡s, quizÃ¡s, quizÃ¡s” figured in the tracklist of Mi SueÃ±o, the posthumous Ibrahim Ferrer’s CD, released under World Circuit Records by Buena Vista Social Club. The cover was performed by Ibrahim Ferrer featuring the Cuban singer Omara Portuondo.
- In 2008, The Pussycat Dolls included “Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps” as a bonus track on the CD 2 of the Deluxe edition of their CD Doll Domination.
- In 2008, Buena Vista Social Club released a live version on their album Buena Vista Social Club at Carnegie Hall.