That's Entertainment! (song)
"That's Entertainment!" is a popular
songwith music was written by Arthur Schwartz, the lyrics by Howard Dietz. The song was published in 1952, and was written specially for the 1953 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musical film" The Band Wagon". The song is performed a couple of times in the film by Fred Astaire, Jack Buchanan, Nanette Fabray, Oscar Levant, and India Adams(singing for Cyd Charisse).
Since the movie, the song has become an anthem for Hollywood and theater in general, being used as an opening number in many shows. It is considered, alongside "There's No Business Like Show Business" and "
Hooray for Hollywood," entertainment's signature tune.
MGM used the song title for its nostalgic series of films featuring clips from its golden musical age, as "
That's Entertainment!". The original 1974 release spawned two sequels in which the song was retained.
That's Entertainment, Part II", new lyrics were written for the song and performed by hosts Gene Kellyand Astaire.
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