"Wand'rin' Star" was a number one single in the UK and Ireland for Lee Marvin for three weeks in March 1970.
It was originally written by Alan J. Lerner (lyrics) and Frederick Loewe (music) for the stage musical Paint Your Wagon in 1951. When the film of the musical was made in 1969, Lee Marvin took the role of prospector Ben Rumson. Not a natural singer, Marvin nevertheless sang all of his songs in the film, rejecting the idea of miming to another singer's voice. Despite the film being a box office flop, the soundtrack became a success. Orchestrated and arranged by Nelson Riddle, Marvin's version of the song "Wand'rin Star" becoming an unlikely number-one single in Ireland and the UK for him, famously keeping The Beatles at number two in the UK with their single "Let It Be". Marvin never released a follow-up single, so is classed as a one-hit wonder.
Randall was first, and correct, with:
The only song Lee Marvin ever recorded that I'M aware of was
(I Was Born Under a) Wanderin' Star
from the movie Paint Your Wagon
It was a pretty good movie as western-musicals go, too.
Alan J wrote:
La-La-La Lois Of Oregon said:
Had to do a LOT of research on this one! I vaguely remember not watching "Paint Your Wagon" when it came out at the movies in '69. My parents had no interest in taking the family to see it, as they snobbishly insisted that any musical they paid admission to MUST have a cast that can actually sing, so sadly, I never got to experience the joy of hearing Lee Marvin growl out these amazing lyrics: "Smoke can burn your eyes, but only people make you cry", and "I know where hell is. Hell is in "Hello"'. Poor Lee! I just want to snuggle him and dry his eyes! Not only was I deprived of THAT human experience, but Sweet-Christ-On-A-Ten-Speed, in a chillingly prophetic scene, Clint Eastwood performed "I Talk To The Trees". AND, as an extra bonus, Wiki says there is also a song titled "Hand Me Down That Can O'Beans", followed by "Which Way To The Outhouse?"
Oh, hand me down that can O'beans,
I ain't eaten for a week!
Could not find me no funny memes,
and I gotta take a leak.
I Was Born Under a Wandering Star from Paint Your Wagon. I preferred The
First (Next?) Thing You Know from the same movie. People always marveled
that the gravelly voiced Marvin pulled off his musical numbers more
successfully than his mellow voiced co-star, Clint Eastwood.
Eastwood's efforts were just painfully awful.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, replied:
Wand'rin' Star from Paint Your Wagon
MacArthur Park? Paint your Wagon?
I didn't know Lee Marvin had any kind of hit song. It was "Wand'rin' Star."
Busy day yesterday compounded by a sick dog kept me hoping'. Whew.
Kick out the Jams Daleo of Diamond Springs, Norcali answered:
Wandering Star from "Paint Your Wagon". Holy shit I hated that movie when it was released. Looking back at it now with a closer eye, it still sucks. Lee Marvin would have been terrific in a Tarentino movie if he were alive today, but he's quite dead so fuck it.
DJ Useo responded:
Gawrsh, iff'n I don't love that song he did called "Wand'rin Star". Honestly.
I was forced to watch the film it came from, which I shall not name here, out of fear of re-viewing.
But I think it has a fine appeal, musically. I like the bootleg drum n' bass remix even better. ;)
Still, "Let It Be" is such a great song that there's no comparison with Lee's song.
& in the wings awaits the song they both beat! Lol!
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