"The Song Is You (Oscar Hammerstein II, lyric - from Music in the Air, 1932) Keely Smith "one of Kern's self-consciously elegant 'art songs'...too dramatic a statement on too small a stage...moves gracefully and the release is masterful""
"I Won't Dance (Oscar Hammerstein II, Dorothy Fields, Otto Harbach and Jimmy McHugh, lyric - from Roberta, film, 1935) Jane Monheit and Michael Buble "a very good, very swinging song with perhaps the most difficult release Kern ever wrote""
"A Fine Romance (Dorothy Fields, lyric - from Swing Time, film, 1936) Marilyn Monroe "a good song, one that keeps piling up, tossing in pleasantries and surprises...a wonderful quality of uninterrupted movement""
"The Waltz in Swing Time (Dorothy Fields, lyric - from Swing Time, film, 1936) The Ambrosian Singers with the National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by John McGlinn "medley-like piece...seven distinct themes...all of them charming and ingeniously swinging in nature""
"Just Let Me Look at You (Dorothy Fields, lyric - from The Joy of Living, film, 1938) Jack Leonard with Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra "a beautiful, uncluttered song...not sparing in its use of melodic invention...a singer's song""
"Heaven in My Arms (Oscar Hammerstein II, lyric - from Very Warm for May, 1939) Philip Chaffin "the feeling that verse and chorus were written in one sitting...all without blemish...all very charming""
"Two Hearts Are Better Than One (Johnny Mercer, lyric - cut from Centennial Summer, film, 1946) Frank Sinatra "rather wild, irregular song...clever...but it makes the song extremely difficult to sing""
"Nobody Else but Me (Oscar Hammerstein II, lyric - from Show Boat, revival, 1946) Bobby Short "supposed to be the last song he wrote..very beautiful...though far from simple...its 'American-soundingness'...serves as a perfect epitaph to his career""