1. "Something's Gotta Give" is a popular song with words and music by Johnny Mercer. It was written for and first performed by Fred Astaire in the 1955 musical film Daddy Long Legs. The song playfully uses the irresistible force paradox - which asks, in physics, what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object - as a metaphor for a relationship between a vivacious woman and an older, world-weary man. The man, it is implied, will give in to temptation and kiss the woman. The song's lyrics echo the plot of Daddy Long Legs, in which a reserved man in his 50s (Astaire) falls in love with a woman in her early 20s (Leslie Caron).
2. “This Is Our Dance” is a song written by Les Reed and Geoff Stephens.
Originally written with UK comedian/singer Ken Dodd in mind, it was recorded by Elvis Presley in the 1970’s. The song’s lyrics draw an analogy between a physical dance and an emotional relationship.
3 "Charade" is a song composed by Henry Mancini with lyrics by Johnny Mercer with the instrumental performed in the 1963 comedy/thriller film of the same name. The film starred Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn with a strong supporting cast, including James Coburn and Walter Matthau.
4. "That's Life” written by Dean Kay and Kelly Gordon for Frank Sinatra, and released on his 1966 album of the same name. Both the album and the song proved major successes for Sinatra. The song was a number-four hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and reached number one on the Easy Listening chart for three weeks in December 1966/January 1967.
5. "I Remember You" is a song written by Victor Schertzinger, the lyrics by Johnny Mercer.
According to the TCM documentary Johnny Mercer: The Dream's On Me, Mercer wrote the song for Judy Garland. He gave it to her the day after she married David Rose.
Australian singer Frank Ifield recorded the song in a yodelling country-music style in1962, and his version went to number one on the UK Singles Chart, number five on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the U.S. Easy Listening chart. The song is now something of a country standard as well as a jazz standard.
6. “Ice Cream Moon”
This song depicts the golden age of Hollywood and the emotions that Silver Screen heroes evoke. Originally written with the stage musical Magic Castle in mind, this arrangement by Ben Donnelly sets the scene for the listener to enjoy Hollywood “dreamland”.
Joe Francis’ vocal will carry you off to the magical world of Hollywood, where anything is possible!
7. “Waiting on the World to Change” is a debut album song written by Lauren Ray. This is a modern day offering telling a modern day story. Joe Francis’ delivers a vocal interpretation that will strike a chord across all age groups whether young or old.
8. "Luck Be a Lady" is a song written by Frank Loesser in 1950 and first performed by Robert Alda. The song was featured in the musical Guys and Dolls.The lyrics relate the point of view of a gambler, Sky Masterson who hopes that he will win a bet, the outcome of which will decide whether or not he is able to save his relationship with the girl of his dreams.
Marlon Brando sang the song in the 1955 film version.
Later, it became a signature song for Frank Sinatra, first released on the album Sinatra '65, re-released on Reprise Musical Repertory Theatre.
9. “Everybody Knows” A turntable hit for Steve Lawrence in 1964, not to be confused with the Dave Clark Five hit around the same time. Here Joe Francis gives his very own interpretation.
10. “From Here to Eternity” This song was made well known by Frank Sinatra, who earned won an Academy award for best supporting actor, from the film of the same name.
11. “Where Do I Go From Here?” is a ballad written by Les Reed and Geoff Stephens. Recorded by Sammy Davis jr., for the movie “One More Time” with Peter Lawford, the Rat Pack connection will not be lost with Joe Francis’ fans.
12. “Sharing the World” is a new song written by Les Reed and Don Black. Especially written with Joe Francis in mind , it tells a story of a man looking back on a loving relationship.
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