June 21, 2010

"Theme from A Summer Place"

A song I first heard in Animal House of all places, the "Theme from A Summer Place" makes me want to be an American college kid alive back in the early, early sixties:

Percy Faith and Orchestra doing it live and nationwide

The original recording:


Kylie said...

Yes, the legendary Max Steiner composed two of the most evocative and instantly recognizable movie themes of all time: Tara's Theme from Gone With The Wind and the Molly and Johnny Theme, better known as the Theme from A Summer Place.

Chris said...

I did a post about "Tara's Theme (My Own True Love)" a while back as a matter of fact. Agreed, they are each instantly recognizable. Classics.