Ok, so no one even tried to guess who the person was who wrote this wonderful tune. Oh well. It was just Michael Jackson’s favorite song Ever, and has been recorded by just about everyone and forever… oh well.
Before I go further, let me remind you to go directly to my site, as I’ve noticed that the emails wordpress sends out are really ugly. Badly laid out. And they ruin my spacing and artful layouts. Please. Go. to. My. Site. An even bigger reason? Then I get encouragement from seeing the visit numbers go up. And folks, writing is such a lonely art…. we need encouragement.
So…..Who wrote ‘SMILE’…? It was Charlie Chaplin! That was such a surprise to me, and I had no idea he did any musical type stuff, but it’s not really a giant anomaly. People with tons of talent seem to let it leak out in all directions. It almost doesn’t matter what they do, if they aim their energies there, it works.
I seem to have three different themes going on in my head right now, so soon as I focus on one, you’ll know it. And it will be soon. They’re stacking up like train cars, and getting impatient to be on their way.
I am so sorry. I had my reply all ready to go and got distracted.
Charlie Chaplin wrote the music…and the lyrics were written by James Phillips and Geoffrey Parsons for his 1936 film “Modern Times.”.
Over the years, the song — with its message of positivity and overcoming adversity — has been covered by a who’s who of greats, including Nat King Cole, Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Judy Garland and Jackson himself, on his 1995 double album HIStory: Past, Present and Future: Book I. And now, you can add Michael’s brother Jermaine to that list.
Hey there Jannie baby…
That is so strange, because until i really searched, everything just said
Charlie Chaplin. Yes, i found the reply that you quoted, and i am a little
disappointed, i must admit. Also, when crediting a song, they lyricist is always listed first. Hmmmm…. and who remembers these two guys, who
actually wrote some pretty delightful lyrics? you and i, i guess…