Song of the Day: Bob Hope & Shirley Ross, “Thanks For The Memory”

Songwriter Leo Robin was born on this day in 1900. He’s best known for the Oscar-winning song "Thanks For The Memory," which he wrote with Ralph Rainger and was sung by Bob Hope (which became his signature song) and Shirley Ross in the movie The Big Broadcast of 1938. Robin and Rainger also wrote "Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend" for Carol Channing (and, later, Marilyn Monroe).

10 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Bob Hope & Shirley Ross, “Thanks For The Memory”

  1. Love this clip and one of the rare times you hear all the lyrics. I love the one where they never see Niagara Falls because, well, you know. Her hat is a fascinator before there were fascinators.

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  2. If I’m not mistaken, Bob Hope used to end his radio shows with a few modified lines of this song each week.

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