Archive for February 6, 2014

Mad about the Boy

Posted in LGBT, Music with tags , , on February 6, 2014 by telescoper

I came across this a while ago and thought I’d save it for a rainy day. Today is very rainy indeed so here it is. Mad about the Boy was written by Noel Coward and published in 1932. It’s a song about an infatuation with a movie star  and has generally been performed by female singers, although it was apparently inspired by Coward’s own crush on Douglas Fairbanks Jnr (which wasn’t reciprocated). The song became popular again in 1992 when a version recorded by Dinah Washington was used in a famous Levi commercial, but I love this wonderfully world-weary performance by Greta Keller.