Song of the Day: It’s Oh So Quiet by Betty Hutton ( Björk cover)

Happy Valentine's Day by Kaweki

It’s Oh, So Quiet” is a song by American singer Betty Hutton, released in 1951 as the B-side to the single “Murder, He Says”. It is a cover of the German song “Und jetzt ist es still”, performed by Horst Winter in 1948, with music written by Austrian composer Hans Lang and German lyrics by Erich Meder. The English lyrics were written by Bert Reisfeld. A French title, Tout est tranquille, was performed in 1949 by Ginette Garcinand the Jacques Hélian Orchestra.

Lyrics:

it’s. oh. so quiet
it’a oh. so still
you’re all alone
and so peaceful until…

you fall in love
zing boom
the sky up above
zing boom
is caving in
wow bam
you’ve never been so nuts about a guy
you wanna laugh you wanna cry
you cross your heart and hope to die

’til it’s over and then
it’s nice and quiet
but soon again
starts another big riot

you blow a fuse
zing boom
the devil cuts loose
zing boom
so what’s the use
wow bam
of falling in love

it’s. oh. so quiet
it’s. oh. so still
you’re all alone
and so peaceful until…

you ring the bell
bim bam
you shout and you yell
hi ho ho
you broke the spell
gee. this is swell you almost have a fit
this guy is “gorge” and i got hit
there’s no mistake this is it

’til it’s over and then
it’s nice and quiet
but soon again
starts another big riot

you blow a fuse
zing boom
the devil cuts loose
zing boom
so what’s the use
wow bam
of falling in love

the sky caves in
the devil cuts loose
you blow blow blow blow blow your fuse
when you’ve fallen in love

ssshhhhhh…

……

Original by Betty Hutton:

The song covered by Björk in 1995 remains her biggest hit, reaching #4 in the UK and spending 15 weeks on the UK Singles Chart. Fuelled by the Spike Jonze-directed music video clip, the single also shot Björk into the spotlight in Australia, where it reached #6. In the United Kingdom the single has been certified as Gold, having sold upwards of 400,000 copies.

The song used in promo sixth and final season of HBO’s comedy-drama Sex and the City and cover version by Lucy Woodward in Walt Disney Pictures’s 2005 film Ice Princess.

Björk

Birth name Björk Guðmundsdóttir
Born 21 November 1965 (age 48)
Reykjavík, Iceland
Genres Alternative rock, electronica,alternative dance, ethereal wave,trip hop, ambient, avant-garde, art rock, jazz, post-punk (early)
Occupations Singer-songwriter, composer, musician, actress
Instruments Voice, piano, keyboards, flute, harp,clarinet, harmonica
Years active 1977–present
Labels One Little Indian, Polydor, Universal,Elektra, Atlantic, Nonesuch,Warner Bros.
Associated acts The Sugarcubes, Kukl, Exodus,Megas, Tappi Tíkarrass,Björk Guðmundsdóttir &tríó Guðmundar Ingólfssonar,Dirty Projectors, 808 State,Thom Yorke
Website Bjork.com

image by Kaweki

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