What Now My Love (song)

What Now My Love (song)

"What Now My Love" is a popular song. It started out as a French language song, "Et Maintenant" ("And Now") written by composer Gilbert Bécaud and lyricist Pierre Delanoë. English language lyrics and the title were written by Carl Sigman. Early versions were recorded by Jane Morgan and Ben E. King

The lyrics detail a vocal plea from the narrator who decides to commit suicide after being left by their lover. U.S. Top 40 hits avec song were from Sonny & Cher in 1966, Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass instrumentally in the same year, and Mitch Ryder, without the Wheels the following year. On January 14, 1973, Elvis Presley performed the song before a live audience of 1 billion people, as part of his satellite show, "Aloha from Hawaii", which was beamed to 43 countries via INTELSAT. According to vocal coachesWho|date=October 2008, and expertsWho|date=October 2008, Presley reached a full three octave range, at the song's conclusion.

Recorded versions

*Herb Alpert
*Shirley Bassey
*Gilbert Bécaud
*Max Bygraves
*Lana Cantrell
*Petula Clark
*Ray Conniff
*Vic Damone
*Sammy Davis Jr.
*Duane Eddy
*Agnetha Fältskog
*Connie Francis (English, bi-lingual English/French, Italian)
*Judy Garland
*Don Gibson
*Jackie Gleason
*Robert Goulet
*Buddy Greco
*Engelbert Humperdinck
*Patricia Kaas
*Ben E. King
*Andre Kostelanetz
*James Last
*Steve Lawrence
*Brenda Lee
*Norman Luboff Choir
*Al Martino
*Johnny Mathis
*Nana Mouskouri
*Jim Nabors
*Willie Nelson
*Anthony Newley
*Wayne Newton
*Roy Orbison
*Frank Oz as Miss Piggy--The Muppet Show, Season 1, Episode 15
*Elvis Presley
*Lou Rawls
*Della Reese
*Righteous Brothers
*Edmundo Ros
*Sandie Shaw
*Frank Sinatra - "That's Life" (1966)
*Sonny & Cher
*Barbra Streisand
*The Supremes
*The Temptations
*Caterina Valente
*Dana Valery
*Sarah Vaughan
*Dionne Warwick
*Andy Williams
*Helmut Lotti
*Oliver Dragojevic -- at a live show at the Paris Olympia
*Violetta Villas

External links

* [http://www.lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/w/whatnowmylove.shtml Song lyric (English and French]

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