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The Sounds of Doris Day: 5 of Her Songs That Appear in Other Mediums

By    |   Tuesday, 12 May 2015 03:17 PM

Even though Doris Day is mostly thought of as an actress, she is an accomplished singer, with songs of hers earning her a couple of Grammy Awards. Here is a look at some of list of her songs that have been used most frequently in film or television.

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1. "Que Sera, Sera"
(1956)
First heard in Alfred Hitchcock's film "The Man Who Knew Too Much," "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" has been featured many times since, such as in the popular WB television show "Gilmore Girls." Other examples include the 2010 movie, "Frankie & Alice," "Madman Muntz: American Maverick," a documentary on the pitchman Earl Muntz, and "The Simpsons." Other film features to highlight the film include "Private Parts," "Girl Interrupted," and documentary "The Man Who Drove with Mandela."

2. "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps"
Day's version of the Cuban standard " Quizas, Quizas, Quizas" has appeared in several films, including "Strictly Ballroom" (1992), "Tortilla Soup" (2001), "Dot the i" (2003), and the French film "Comme les autres" (2008).

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3. "Secret Love"

First appearing in the 1953 film "Calamity Jane, "Secret Love" garnered the Academy Award for Best Original Song. It was later included in several other films, including the thriller, "Lady in the Water" and the 1950s throwback drama, "Mona Lisa Smile." It has also been featured in the drama fantasy "Three Wishes" and TV show "Crossing Jordan."

4. "Tea for Two"
The 1950 film "Tea for Two," which was the first one that Day received top billing in the credits, featured the song of the same name sung by her and co-stars Gordon MacRae and Gene Nelson. Her solo version of the song has been used in later films as well, such as in "Mona Lisa Smile.

5. "High Hopes"

Originally recorded by Frank Sinatra in 1969, Day recorded the song for her 1964 album, "With a Smile and a Song." While it never appeared in one of her films, her version was included in the digitally animated 1998 movie "Antz."

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