Taking a Chance on Love

"Taking a Chance on Love", a popular song from the Broadway musical Cabin in the Sky by Vernon Duke with lyrics by John La Touche and Ted Fetter, published in 1940 (see 1940 in music), has become a standard.[1]

"Taking a Chance on Love"
Published1940 by Leo Feist, Inc.
Composer(s)Vernon Duke
Lyricist(s)John La Touche and Ted Fetter

A Benny Goodman cover featuring Helen Forrest (which was recorded in 1940) reached No. 1 in 1943; Sammy Kaye also enjoyed chart success in 1943, reaching the No. 13 position.[2]


  1. Burlingame, Sandra. "Jazz Standards Songs and Instrumentals (Taking a Chance on Love)". jazzstandards.com. Retrieved July 8, 2009.
  2. Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 589. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.

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