Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares For Me

Posted by Greg Chamberlain for MUSIC TELEVISION

This song was originally written in 1928 by Gus Kahn and Walter Donaldson for the musical film Whoopee! by Thornton Freeland, with Eddie Cantor and was released in the US in 1930. The song at that time was performed and danced by Ethel Shutta.

In the 1950's. it became part of Frank Sinatra;s repertoire. Finally, in 1959 the song had been included in first Nina's recording session because a "bright" up-tempo number was needed to finish her album.

Thirty years later, in 1987, "My Baby Just Cares for Me" was adopted as the theme for a British television advert for Chanel No 5 perfume, and reached the #5 position on the British music/pop charts.

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