The Shadow of Your Smile

"The Shadow of Your Smile", also known as "Love Theme from The Sandpiper", is a popular song. The music was written by Johnny Mandel with the lyrics written by Paul Francis Webster.[1] The song was introduced in the 1965 film The Sandpiper,[1] with a trumpet solo by Jack Sheldon and later became a minor hit for Tony Bennett (Johnny Mandel arranged and conducted his version as well). It won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year and the Academy Award for Best Original Song.[1] In 2004 the song finished at #77 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs poll of the top tunes in American cinema.

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  2. Gioia, Ted (2012). The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire. New York City: Oxford University Press. p. 364. ISBN 978-0-19-993739-4.
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  4. "Songs for Rainy Day Lovers". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  5. Bush, John. "The Shadow of Your Smile - Astrud Gilberto". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  6. "A Man WIthout Love". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  7. Collar, Matt. "Imagine This". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  8. Music (D. Train album)
  9. Whitburn, Joel (2009). Top Pop Singles, 12th Edition. Record Research.
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