The Continental (song)

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"The Continental" is a song written by Con Conrad with lyrics by Herb Magidson, and was introduced by Ginger Rogers in the 1934 film, The Gay Divorcee. "The Continental" was the first song to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Major record hits at the time of introduction included Jolly Coburn and Leo Reisman.

In 1952 Harry James released a recording on the album Hollywood's Best (Columbia B-319 and CL-6224) with Rosemary Clooney on vocals.

A cover version by Maureen McGovern reached number 16 on the UK Singles Chart in 1976.

Steve Howe released a cover version on The Steve Howe Album in 1979 as a duet with Graham Preskett.

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