Moonlight Becomes You (song)

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"Moonlight Becomes You" is a popular song, composed by Jimmy Van Heusen with lyrics by Johnny Burke.[1] The song was written for the Paramount Pictures release Road to Morocco (1942) and published in 1942 in connection with the film. Vic Schoen (staff arranger for Paramount) wrote the arrangement.

The song has been recorded many times, becoming a standard, but a recording by Bing Crosby is the best known. This topped the Billboard charts in 1942 and spent a total of 17 weeks in the lists.[2]

Ella Fitzgerald recorded a version of the song on her Verve release Get Happy! (1959), with Herb Ellis on guitar and Lou Levy on piano. Chet Baker covered the tune in his album My Funny Valentine (1980).

A clip of the song was also featured in Star Trek: First Contact, also a Paramount film.

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