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  • Moon River

    14 Nov 2008, 16:04 by fmera

    Want to listen to "Moon River" over and over again? I've tagged as many cover versions as I could find on last.fm - plus the original sung and instrumental versions, of course - as http://cdn.last.fm/flatness/listen_v2/tag_13x13.png , and the list is still growing.

    ➤ Click to Play (lastfm client)
    ➤ Click to Play (radio page flash player)

    "MOON RIVER" is a song composed by Johnny Mercer (lyrics) and Henry Mancini (music) in 1961, for whom it won that year's Academy Award for Best Original Song. It is most well-known for being sung in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's by Audrey Hepburn, although it has been covered by many other artists.

    It became the theme song for Andy Williams, who first recorded the song in 1961 and performed it at the Academy Awards ceremonies in 1962. He sang the first eight bars of the song at the beginning of his television show; he also named his production company and venue in Branson, Missouri after Moon River. …