▶ Song: “The Girl Who Used To Be Me” – Rendition by Patti Austin

Song: “The Girl Who Used To Be Me” Rendition by Patti Austin  – Music by Marvin Hamlisch. (Lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman) 1990. This is the theme song for the Oscar nominated film “Shirley Valentine” (1990)

Patti Austin. Sings: "The Girl Who Used To Be Me" (For the film "Shirley Valentine" - The Music of Marvin Hamlisch.

Patti Austin. Sings: “The Girl Who Used To Be Me” (For the film “Shirley Valentine” – The Music of Marvin Hamlisch.

LISTEN: “The Girl Who Used To Be Me”

THE GIRL WHO USED TO BE ME BY PATTI AUSTIN

 

The film “SHIRLEY VALENTINE” (1989)

Shirley’s a middle-aged Liverpool housewife, who finds herself talking to the wall while she prepares her husband’s chip’n’egg, wondering what happened to her life. She compares scenes in her current life with what she used to be like and feels she’s stagnated and in a rut. But when her best friend wins an all-expenses-paid vacation to Greece for two, Shirley begins to see the world, and herself, in a different light –

Source: Team Marvin Hamlisch / The Music of Marvin Hamlisch


 

6 comments

  1. Another great Patti-Alan & Marilyn Bergman work. This time, music by the late, great Marvin Hamlisch.This is am immense song. I’ve performed it as “The Boy Who Used To Be Me” many times. Who can’t relate to the story, or Bergman lyrics, Austin vocals?! BTW, The film AND Pauline Collins are definitely worth watching. Was lucky enough to see a Toronto stage version w another actress & It’s ALL GOOD! ~K