▶ VIDEO – Song: The Last Time I Felt Like This (1978) – The Music of Marvin Hamlisch

This song was composed by Marvin Hamlisch with Lyrics from Alan and Marilyn Bergman for the film: Same Time, Next Year (1978), with Ellen Burstyn and Alan Alda. Read more about this film.

Rendition by Jane Olivor and Johnny Mathis. The Song was nominated for an Oscar for Best Music, Original Song in 1979.

Jane Olivor and Johnny Mathis. Song: The Last Time I Felt Like This (1978) - for the film: "Same Time, Next Year" (1978)

Jane Olivor and Johnny Mathis. Song: The Last Time I Felt Like This (1978) – for the film: “Same Time, Next Year” (1978)

VIDEO:  Jane Olivor and Johnny Mathis perform the song at 1979 OSCARS: (introduced by Johnny Carson)

LYRICS:

Hello, I don’t even know your name, but I’m hopin’ all the same

This is more than just a simple hello.

Hello, do I smile and look away? No, I think I’ll smile and stay

To see where this might go.

‘Cause the last time I felt like this, I was falling in love,

Falling and feeling, I’d never fall in love again.

Yes, the last time I felt like this, was long before I knew

What I’m feeling now with you.

Hello, I can’t wait till we’re alone, somewhere quiet on our own

So that we can fall the rest of the way.

I know that before the night is thru, I’ll be talking love to you,

Meaning every word I say.

‘Cause the last time I felt like this I was falling in love,

Falling and feeling, I’d never fall in love again.

Yes, the last time I felt like this, was long before I knew

What I’m feeling now with you.

VIDEO: SONG “The Last Time I Felt Like This” WITH FILM SCENES from the film: “Same Time, Next Year”

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Plot summary:  Film “Same Time, Next Year” 1978:

A man and woman meet by chance at a romantic inn over dinner. Although both are married to others, they find themselves in the same bed the next morning questioning how this could have happened. They agree to meet on the same weekend each year. Originally a stage play, the two are seen changing, years apart, always in the same room in different scenes. Each of them always appears on schedule, but as time goes on each has some personal crisis that the other helps them through, often without both of them understanding what is going on. Actors: Ellen Burstyn, Alan Alda.

This  1978 film adaptation (From the 1975 play of the same name) was directed by Robert Mulligan starred Ellen Burstyn and Alan Alda.

Watch preview of this film: (Courtesy of TCM)

 

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10 comments

  1. The depth of human feelings is portrayed so well in this fabulous film…great performances by Alan Alda and Ellen Bursten…Marvin Hamlishes music score is terrific…and the performances of Mathis and Olivor speak for themselves….. …not many American films can get this close, they`re more often superficial.

  2. I only saw this movie after Jane and Johnny sang this song at the Oscars that year…I just wanted to hear the song again. I bought the DVD years ago and it has a few more verses on it than the commercial cut. But, loved the movie, too. Watch it the same time every year.

  3. Thanks so much for posting this gem! After I saw the movie way back when I recall humming the melody as I left the theater. *Flash forward many years later to two years ago when (as an arts & entertainment celebrity profiler) I had the thrill of interviewing Johnny Mathis. The first comment out of my mouth was voicing how much I loved this beautiful ballad both then and now. Hearing my remarks, Mathis paused a second then began to sing the chorus over the phone!!!!!! I nearly fainted.

  4. Right to the jugular. Touches the heart. There are relationships built on commitments, there are relationships built on soul-mate connections. Bittersweet and honest. This song and movie embraces both concepts.

  5. THis is how my husband and I both felt the first time we saw each other. We both felt the same way from the beginning but were afraid to tell the other. We became best friends and then a year later we both sat down and said okay here goes, when I first saw you I didn’t even know your name, but with each time we saw each other it began to grow. We are married now and we always go back to that first moment that we saw each other and smiled.

  6. This will always be such a special and wonderful movie for me. The music is as enchanting as the story. Most of all it brought the most intriguing man into my life and has showed me a love that is truly amazing.

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