Five on Friday Set 134

Posted: Friday, August 10, 2012 by Travis Cody in

Marvin Hamlisch died earlier this week.  He was 68.

Four time Emmy winner.  Four time Grammy winner.  Three time Oscar winner.  Tony winner.  Two time Golden Globe winner.  Pulitzer Prize winner.  He and Richard Rodgers are the only two ever to combine the EGOT collection with a Pulitzer.

Naturally, I present a collection of notable music from Mr Hamlisch.

"There have been studies that clearly state that children who are exposed to arts education at a young age will in fact do markedly better in their SAT tests."  
Marvin Frederick Hamlish 
(2 June 1944 - 7 August 2012)

Break It to Me Gently, written by Marvin Hamlisch with Carole Bayer Sager, oras released by Brenda Lee in 1961

The Way We Were, written by Marvin Hamlisch with Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman, as released by Barbra Streisand in 1973

The Entertainer, written by Scott Joplin and arranged by Marvin Hamlisch as the theme to the movie The Sting in 1973

Sophie's Choice, written by Marvin Hamlisch, released in 1982

What I Did for Love, written by Marvin Hamlisch with Edward Kleban, as performed by Trisha Yearwood in 2002

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1. Grab the banner, make your post title Five on Friday, and be sure to link back here.
2. Go to to make your Set of five songs. You may choose a particular theme to share with us, or post random tunes if that's your vibe for the day. You can simply post the Set, or you can add a little summary about what you are sharing.
2a. Don't feel restricted by the tracks listed on And don't be discouraged if the Embed code won't work. You're welcome to use any type of media to share your Sets.
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Go forth and enjoy music!


  1. Two great minds division - I did the same thing but with a (for the most part) different set of songs.

  1. Good thing I briefly considered a Marvin Hamlisch set and then went for superheroes instead! Or maybe it would have been amazing to sweep the 5 on Friday's with a single artist.

  1. Oh, by the way, Travis--I could use a vote for my blog, which ends today (voting, that is.)

  1. Incredible talent - OK, I guess I will have to start posting videos as the mp3 files are not loading correctly for me...dang

  1. I was saddened by his passing as well. if i had to pick jut one this weeks pick would be The Entertainer. I did a theme set this week.

  1. Ivanhoe says:

    Simply amazing! Barbra still gives me goose bumps :)
    Enjoy your weekend, Trav!

  1. Akelamalu says:

    Great tracks Trav. I'd forgotten what a fantastic voice Brenda Lee had!

  1. Marsha says:

    He wrote a lot of good stuff and most people forget how really good he was. Thanks for sharing

  1. Friday already? Great set. I liked his music. Thanks for sharing.

  1. "The Way we were" is about the only one I really know from that group.