Breakfast at Tiffany's | MOON RIVER
During the '60s, many movies and plays generate crossover hits in pop music. A classic case of media crossover, Moon River is a hit in theaters, on Top-40 radio, and on TV.
In the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's, Audrey Hepburn stars as goodtime-girl Holly Golightly, who reveals the true depth of her longings as she croons Moon River from her fire escape. The film wins 1961 Oscars for Best Musical Score, and Best Song.
A single from the movie soundtrack (without Hepburn's weak vocals) reaches #11 on the pop charts. And mainstream artist Andy Williams sings Moon River at the '61 Oscars, adopts it as a trademark, and uses it on his TV show from '62 to '71.