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Tony Bennett Sings “How Do You Keep the Music Playing?”


In this excerpt from Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE!, Bennett sings poignant verses from “How Do You Keep the Music Playing?”An encore of Great Performances – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE! will air on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 9PM EST on PBS (check local listings).

“I know the way I feel for you
It’s now or never
The more I love, the more that I’m afraid
That in her eyes I may not see forever…”

Song Background

Composed by Michel Legrand; lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman
Theme song to film “Best Friends” (1982)

Patti Austin and James Ingram were the first to record “How Do You Keep the Music Playing?” for the film Best Friends, and the song was nominated for an Academy Award. Tony Bennett has included this favorite song on four of his albums, including Cheek To Cheek.


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