(We're Off on the) Road to Morocco

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"(We're Off on the) Road to Morocco"
Song
Released 1942 (1942)
Composer(s) Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyricist(s) Johnny Burke

(We're Off on the) Road to Morocco is a song composed in 1942 by Jimmy Van Heusen, with lyrics by Johnny Burke, for the film Road to Morocco, in which it was performed by Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. Crosby recorded a solo version of the song, with different lyrics, on June 10, 1942 with Vic Schoen and his orchestra.[1] Subsequently, on December 8, 1944, Crosby and Hope recorded a duet version[2] which reached the No. 21 position in the Billboard charts briefly in July 1945.[3]

The song was included as #95 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs.[4]

The song was also recorded by Rosemary Clooney and Jack Sheldon for Clooney's 1994 album Still on the Road.

The Family Guy episode "Road to Rhode Island", the first in a series of episodes spoofing the Road to... movies, includes a parody of the song performed by Brian and Stewie as they ride a train back to Quahog.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". A Bing Crosby Discography. Retrieved December 24, 2015. 
  2. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". A Bing Crosby Discography. Retrieved December 24, 2015. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Pop Memories 1890-1954. Record Research Inc. p. 110. ISBN 0-89820-083-0. 
  4. ^ "AFI'S 100 YEARS...100 SONGS". American Film Institute. Retrieved 2015-03-06.