Top Tune of the Week

Week of February 6, 2013

Shirley Bassey - Big Spender

Two years after Shirley Bassey scored big with 007′s “Goldfinger” she hit the jackpot again in 1967 with “Big Spender“. A top 20 smash in her native UK, the song became one of her signature songs throughout her 60 year+ career and has been sampled and remixed numerous times.

The song was written by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields for the tony winning musical Sweet Charity, first performed in 1966 and staged by Bob Fosse and again in the 1969 film starring Shirley MacLaine, John McMartin, and Sammy Davis Jr. The most recent hit revivals include Christina Applegate who starred in the Broadway revival in 2005 and Tamzin Outhwaite who starred in London’s West End production in 2010.

MI0002235202 Shirley Bassey   Big Spender (NorthxNWest remix)
Contact & Licensing info:
Written by Cy Coleman & Dorothy Fields
Master controlled by EMI Music Group,
Published by Notable Music Co. Inc. and Lida Enterprises (ASCAP) / Publishing controlled by Notable Music Co. / Contact: Damon Booth Administered by BMG Chrysalis / contact:


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