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I Love Paris

"I Love Paris" is a popular song written by Cole Porter and published in 1953. The song was introduced by Lilo in the musical Can-Can. A line in the song's lyrics inspired the title of the 1964 movie Paris When It Sizzles.

The song was featured in 1988 film Frantic and the 1995 film French Kiss.

Notable recordings

  • Les Baxter and His Orchestra had a #13 hit in 1953
  • Bing Crosby recorded this for Decca on December 31, 1953 and included it in his album Bing Sings the Hits (1954). He also sang it on his GE TV show on January 3, 1954.
  • Michel Legrand released a version on his 1954 album, I Love Paris, which included an orchestral arrangement of the song
  • Caterina Valente released a German version of the song under the German title Ganz Paris träumt von der Liebe, which sold more than 900,000 copies in 1954
  • Ella Fitzgerald released a version on her 1956 album, Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook
  • Cal Tjader released a version on his 1956 album Latin Kick
  • The Coasters released a version of the song on their 1958 album, Coasters, two of the original Coasters had also been in The Robins who had released a version of the song as a B-side in 1955
  • Screamin' Jay Hawkins released a version on his 1958 album At Home with Screamin' Jay Hawkins
  • The Hot Sardines recorded it on their debut album released in 2014
  • Stan Kenton - The Stage Door Swings (1958)
  • Frank Sinatra & Maurice Chevalier sang the song in the 1960 film Can-Can, and Sinatra also re-recorded it as a solo recording the same year. This version was released on his Sinatra Sings of Love and Things album in 1962, and included as a bonus track on the Come Fly with Me CD.
  • Andy Williams released a version on his 1960 album, Under Paris Skies.
  • Etta Jones recorded it for the album Don't Go to Strangers (1960). It is used as a theme song in the TV series The Collection (2016).
  • Doris Day recorded this song for her Showtime album in 1960
  • Al Hirt released a version on his 1961 album, He's the King and His Band and was also featured on his greatest hits album, The Best of Al Hirt
  • Jack Jones released a version on his 1961 album, I've Got a Lot of Livin' To Do
  • Esther Phillips released a version on her 1975 album, [http://www.discogs.com/Esther-Phillips-Confessin-The-Blues/release/1440211 Confessin' The Blues]
  • Helen Merrill released a version on her 1984 album with Gordon Beck, No Tears... No Goodbyes
  • Peter Cincotti released a version on his 2004 album, On the Moon
  • Eleni Mandell recorded in 2005 a version for the soundtrack of a television commercial for the Carl's Jr. fast-food chain, starring Paris Hilton, it was later released (same year) as a single on iTunes Store
  • Vanessa Paradis released a version on her 2009 album, Best of Vanessa Paradis
  • Stevie Holland recorded this song on the 2010 Original Cast Album Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter. from the show Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter.
  • Les Negresses Vertes covered the tune on the Cole Porter tribute album Red Hot + Blue for AIDS awareness
  • Lana Del Rey covered the song at the Paris stop of her Paradise Tour on April 27, 2013.