Rosemary Clooney HATED that song, regardless of its popularity. It’s really frustrating having to sing songs you loathe, even getting paid well for them. I tried out for chorus in middle school (and I could sing - and I was a big fan of “Fame”, which was a lot less faggy then the intolerable “Glee”, which I have never watched), but they had us singing execrable kiddie songs like, “How Much Is That Doggie In The Window.” I gritted my teeth and mouthed the words, but I couldn’t sing it, I hated it. Not that I wanted to belt out “Bohemian Rhapsody” (nevermind that I would never been able to memorize those lyrics), but something remotely appealing (this was 1984). I was not chosen, surprisingly...
I like that song. She didn’t like doing an accent huh?
I loathed grade school assemblies, I think there were 2 a year, sitting there with my feet not reaching the floor, being forced to line up and sing for bored parents, I always mouthed the stupid songs.
I still remember the feeling of liberation I had when during the rehearsals for my 8th grade graduation I told the teacher (who was barking orders as if to kindergarteners) to get off my case cause I was skipping it. I went and sat next to this other kid who reached the same conclusion, we nodded to each other and shared a knowing look.