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Blackcatter Lyr Req: Tonight w/Carson theme/ It's Really Love (3) Lyr Req: Tonight w/Carson theme/ It's Really Love 20 Oct 04


As some of you know, I host a website: Blackcatter's World of TV Theme Lyrics

And am constantly looking for lyrics for the site. Gonna post some request here. Was thinking about putting a whole bunch in one thread, but they're from different generes so hopefully listing a bunch seperately will work better.

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The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson (NBC Late night, 1962 - 1994)

Theme: "Johnny's Theme" [aka: "Here's Johnny"; aka original title: "Toot Sweet"; aka vocal title: "It's Really Love (Faibles Femmes)"

Composers: Paul Anka, and Johnny Carson

Who says composers and songwriters don't re-use material? This catchy ditty was first written by Paul Anka by the title "Toot Sweet". After a lyric was added in 1959 it was re-named "It's Really Love" and under that title was recorded by Annette Funicello on her LP, "Annette Sings".

In 1962, when Johnny Carson took over the NBC "Tonight Show", he commissioned Anka for a new THEME song, via his company called "Management Agency & Music Publishing, Inc."

Johnny became the "author" for copyright purposes too, and got a piece of not only the publishing but the composer's share too.


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