Classical songs performed by legendary actresses – Top 5

And every good classic movie comes with a soundtrack that is just as good, performed by legendary actresses like Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Connie Francis and Doris Day.

1. “Moon river” was composed by Henry Mancini and performed by actress Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 romantic movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” Written by Johnny Mercer, it received an Oscar for Best Original Song.

2. “Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)” is a popular song written by songwriting partners Jay Livingston and Ray Evans and performed by legendary actress/singer Doris Day. It received an Oscar for Best Original Song in 1956 and was part of the soundtrack for the movie “The Man Who Knew Too Much” released the same year, with Doris Day and James Stewart in the leading roles.

3. “I Wanna Be Loved By You” was sung by Marilyn Monroe in the classic movie “Some Like It Hot,” and was penned by Harry Ruby and Herbert Stothart. In 1928 Helen Kane was the first singer/actress who performed this song, also known as ‘Boop-Boop-a-Doop Girl.’

4. “Where the Boys Are” was performed by Connie Francis in the eponymous comedy film in which Francis starred in the supporting role. The song was written by Howard Greenfield and Neil Sedaka.

5. “Over the Rainbow” is an Oscar-winning ballad written for “The Wizard of Oz” movie. The song is performed by actress Judy Garland who played Dorothy Gale in the film. The lyrics of the song were written by E.Y. Harburg, and the music composed by Harold Arlen.

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