What an interesting reaction, that every time we hear Charlie Chaplin, we automatically think of comics, black and white movies, or silent movies.
Charlie Chaplin was the most famous comic actor in the world, born in England, acting also as a filmmaker, composer, and producer.
He is considered one of the most important figures in the movie industry, with a career of more than 75 years.
Chaplin was a cultural phenomenon and he will forever remain a very important figure in the world of movies.
Today we chose one of his most beautiful songs – Smile.
The free Smile piano sheet music was released by Charlie Chaplin in 1954 and written in 1936.
Smile was written by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons and composed by Charlie Chaplin.
The song is based on an instrumental theme used in the soundtrack for the movie named Modern Times – 1936.
Looking into the composition of the free Smile piano sheets, we can see that it has a length of 2:53 minutes in its original version and it was inspired by Puccini’s Tosca.
The song has a very mild musical line and the story behind the lyrics is encouraging, saying that you have to cheer up, because there is always a bright side of things, a new tomorrow, and all you have to do is smile.
Because of its success, Smile became a popular standard and has been covered by many famous artists, for example, David Whitfield – 1954, Nat King Cole – charting number 10 on the Billboard charts, and Michael Jackson, whose version was declared among Jackson’s favorite songs.
The song was also used in media and popular culture, for example, it was part of the 2019 movie Joker, starring Robert De Niro, or in the movie My Girl 2, in 1994.
Don’t hesitate to try it at your piano at home, and bring a smile around you.