The last song George Gershwin wrote before his untimely death was “Our Love is Here to Stay.” The title was later shortened to “Love is Here to Stay.”
His brother Ira added the fitting lyric after George died. The song first appeared in the “Goldwyn Follies,” but didn’t really gain fame until Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron sang it in “An American in Paris” in 1951.
This is my all-time favorite song by my all-time favorite composer and lyricist. It’s worth savoring the song performed by world-famous artists who each lend it their own unique interpretation.
Let’s begin with the great American cabaret singer… More…