Song of the Day: Bing Crosby, “Be Careful, It’s My Heart”

It’s Valentine’s Day, named for one of three saints of the Catholic Church, none of whom can be verified, so they gave February 14 to Sts. Cyril & Methodius. But that’s a story for another day.

"Be Careful, It’s My Heart" is a song by Irving Berlin that he wrote for the 1942 movie Holiday Inn starring Bing Crosby, Marjorie Reynolds, and Fred Astaire. The idea behind the movie was that Bing leaves a successful act to open a hotel in New England that’s only open on holidays, for which he puts on a show. This was the song for Valentine’s Day.

9 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Bing Crosby, “Be Careful, It’s My Heart”

  1. This is an excellent film and this number was the one the executives thought would be the stand out, hence the big number. They had no idea what they had in “White Christmas.” I would have been just tickled pink to be dancing with Fred Astaire and I bet Marjorie Reynolds was unless Fred became Moaning Minnie as his sister called him. I love this dance sequence.

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    1. It’s not one of those songs you hear that often, either. A shame, because it’s part of the Irving Berlin section of The Great American Songbook. And the scene where they dance behind the heart and strike a pose is priceless.

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