About the song
If you are a fan of Dean Martin, you probably know his signature song “That’s Amore”. But do you know the history behind this catchy tune? In this blog post, we will explore how this song came to be and why it is still loved by many today.
“That’s Amore” is a 1953 song by composer Harry Warren and lyricist Jack Brooks, who wrote it for the Martin and Lewis comedy film The Caddy. According to Jerry Lewis, he secretly paid them $30,000 to write a hit song for Dean Martin, who had little to do in the movie. The song first appeared in the soundtrack of The Caddy, which was released by Paramount Pictures on August 10, 1953. Martin recorded the song on August 13, 1953 at Capitol Records’ studios in Hollywood, with the orchestra conducted by Dick Stabile. The song was released as a single in November 1953, with “You’re the Right One” on the flip side. It peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard charts and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
The song is a charming and humorous tribute to the Italian culture and cuisine, with references to pizza, pasta fagiole, and amore (love). The song uses a Neapolitan dialect and accent, which Martin – born Dino Crocetti – was familiar with. The song became a major hit and a signature song for Martin, who often performed it live and on TV shows. The song also appeared in many other movies and TV shows over the years, such as Rear Window, Moonstruck, Grumpier Old Men, Friends, The Simpsons, and The Sopranos.
“That’s Amore” is a song that captures the joy and romance of life in a playful and catchy way. It is a song that makes you smile and sing along, no matter what mood you are in. It is a song that celebrates love in all its forms and flavors. It is a song that is truly Dean Martin’s.