Marilyn Monroe

Welcome lớn Music Friday when we bring you classic songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Marilyn Monroe lights up the silver screen with her iconic 1953 performance of “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” from the hit movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

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Playing the gold-digging Lorelei Lee, Monroe sings, “The French are glad khổng lồ die for love / They delight in fighting duels / But I prefer a man who lives / và gives expensive jewels / A kiss on the hand may be quite continental / But diamonds are a girl’s best friend.”

Later in the the song, Monroe acknowledges that physical beauty won’t last forever, but diamonds will always stand the demo of time: “But square-cut or pear-shaped / These rocks don’t thua thảm their shape / Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.”

Written by Jule Styne & Leo Robin, “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” was sung by Carol Channing in the original 1949 Broadway production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

It was Monroe’s version, however, that has stood the thử nghiệm of time. Her performance has inspired contemporary interpretations by Beyonce, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Gerri Halliwell, Nicole Kidman, Christina Aguilera, Anna Nicole Smith và many more. The American Film Institute voted Monroe’s performance the 12th most important film tuy nhiên of all time.

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It’s been reported that the elaborate showstopper took four days khổng lồ shoot on the Fox lot, with Monroe providing nearly all of the vocals. The operatic “No, no, no’s” at the beginning of the song were dubbed by soprano Marni Nixon.

Please check out the đoạn phim of Monroe’s amazing rendition of “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.” The lyrics are below if you’d lượt thích to sing along…

“Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”Written by Leo Robin and Jule Styne. Performed by Marilyn Monroe.

The French are glad lớn die for loveThey delight in fighting duelsBut I prefer a man who livesAnd gives expensive jewelsA kiss on the hand may be quite continentalBut diamonds are a girl’s best friend

A kiss may be grand but it won’t pay the rentalOn your humble flat, or help you at the automatMen grow cold as girls grow oldAnd we all đại bại our charms in the endBut square-cut or pear-shapedThese rocks don’t thất bại their shapeDiamonds are a girl’s best friend

…Tiffany’s… Cartier… black Star, Frost, GorhamTalk to me, Harry, Winston, tell me all about it!There may come a time when a lass needs a lawyerBut diamonds are a girl’s best friend

There may come a time when a hard-boiled employerThinks you’re awful niceBut get that ice or else no diceHe’s your guy when stocks are highBut beware when they start to lớn descendIt’s then that those louses go back to their spousesDiamonds are a girl’s best friend

I’ve heard of affairs that are strictly platonicBut diamonds are a girl’s best friend

And I think affairs that you must keep liaisonicAre better bets if little pets get big baguettesTime rolls on và youth is goneAnd you can’t straighten up when you bendBut stiff back or stiff kneesYou stand straight at Tiffany’s

Diamonds… diamonds…– I don’t mean rhinestones –But diamonds, are a girl’s best friend