Walking the Dog
George Gershwin


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Up 8. Highest position since 2010. 1st of Gershwin's 2 entries.

A jazzy saunter around Manhattan, with a swinging rhythm and a cheeky clarinet solo — it can only be Gershwin's lighthearted Walking the Dog. It was written for the 1937 film Shall We Dance, where it accompanies a sequence of walking a dog on a luxury liner.

Shall We Dance (1938), for which Gershwin wrote this number.