Song of the Day: Dusty Springfield, “The Windmills of Your Mind”

Composer and pianist Michel Legrand would be 89 years young today. He wrote "The Windmills of Your Mind" for the 1967 film The Thomas Crown Affair with Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway, and took home the Academy Award for Best Original Song and the Golden Globe for Best Original Song in 1968. Noel Harrison sang it for the movie, but I’ve always liked Dusty Springfield’s cover, which reached #3 on the Easy Listening chart in 1969. (Sting sang the song for the 1999 remake starring Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo.)

17 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Dusty Springfield, “The Windmills of Your Mind”

  1. When this song won the Oscar I was disappointed. I didn’t like the song at the time, but I guess I never listened to it very closely. Many years later when I did listen I liked it a lot. It’s a lovely song.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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  2. Hi John – always loved the song, and always thought Dusty’s voice was delightful to listen to … thanks for the reminder and today – we need all the windmills of our minds we can glean. Stay safe – Hilary

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