Song of the Day: Carol Channing, “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend”

Actress, singer, dancer and comedienne Carol Channing would be 101 years old today. She was known for her raspy voice and for creating the leading roles in the stage productions of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Hello, Dolly! "Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend" was written by Jule Styne and Leo Robin for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and Carol does the definitive version.

Starting tomorrow and running through February, I’ll be using the Song of the Day to participate in Love Is In Da Blog. I’ll probably write a separate entry on Sundays, when Song of the Day is combined with Song Lyric Sunday… but we’ll see…

13 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Carol Channing, “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend”

    1. She was on “Laugh-In” a lot. My cousins thought she looked like my Mom, and they did kind of resemble each other (and both had the two-packs-of-Chesterfields-a-day voice)…

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  1. Carol Channing was a star all the way through and very original. With her voice, you would never think she would be a singer but boy could she make songs her own. It’s interesting how the song sounds so different between how Carol sings it and Marilyn. It is all in the style and way…so cool to hear it here. She lived a long and great life.

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    1. She was wonderful, and had a great sense of humor. She was on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In a bunch of times and was always funny. My cousins all thought Mom looked like her…

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    1. A tremendous entertainer and a very funny lady who didn’t seem to have an ego problem. And that voice, kind of like Louis Armstrong, who was a great singer even though he didn’t sound like one.

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