Thursday, May 31, 2012

Louis Prima & Keely Smith: Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think)

Last week as Dr. Gregory House rode off with his pal Dr. James Wilson to celebrate Wilson’s last five months of his life. House had faked his own death so he wouldn’t miss being with his friend during his most trying times. The episode was titled “Everybody Dies” – a play on House’s constant mantra “Everybody Lies.”

The producers picked the best possible version of “Enjoy Yourself (It’s Later than you Think) written by Carl Sigman and Herb Magidson that was penned in 1949. The most popular version was recorded by Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians. It was a top 10 hit for Lombardo. And you thought he only sang Auld Lang Syne.

For House, the version by Louis Prima and Keely Smith was the better choice. Louis never took himself seriously – after I learned he was King Louie in the “Jungle Book,” I could never take him seriously either. So “Enjoy Yourself (It’s Later than you Think).

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