Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive

 

Artie Shaw and his Orchestra : Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive

‘Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive’ was nominated for the “Academy Award for Best Original Song” at the 18th Academy Awards in 1945 after being used in Paramount’s motion picture ‘Here Come the Waves’.

Album:  
Side A: Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive
Side B: Jumpin’ On The Merry-Go-Round

Style:  Fox Trot / Jazz / Pop

Date Recorded: November 23, 1944

Composer: Harold Arlen

Lyricist:  Johnny Mercer

Instrumentation:  

Charted: Artie Shaw’s version of ‘Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive’ charted in Billboard on January 25, 1945 for 5 weeks, reaching a high of #5.

Wikipedia: Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive

You got to ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive
E-lim-i-nate the negative
And latch on to the affirmative
Don’t mess with Mr. In-between
You got to spread joy up to the maximum
Bring gloom down to the minimum
And have faith, or pandemonium
Liable to walk upon the scene
To illustrate his last remark
Jonah in the whale, Noah in the ark
What did they do, just when everything looked so dark?
Man, they said we better ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive
E-lim-i-nate the negative
And latch on to the affirmative
Don’t mess with Mr. In-between
No, do not mess with Mister In-Between
Do you hear me?
Oh, listen to me children and-a you will hear
About the eliminatin’ of the negative
And the accent on the positive
And gather ’round me children if you’re willin’
And sit tight while I start reviewin’
The attitude of doin’ right
You’ve gotta ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive
E-lim-i-nate the negative
And latch on to the affirmative
Don’t mess with Mr. In-between
You got to spread joy up to the maximum
Bring gloom down to the minimum
Otherwise (otherwise), pandemonium
Liable to walk upon the scene
To illustrate my last remark
Jonah in the whale, Noah in the ark
What did they say
Say when everything looked so dark?
Man, they said we better ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive
E-lim-i-nate the negative
And latch on to the affirmative
Don’t mess with Mr. In-between
No, do not mess with Mister In-Between

 

Artie Shaw and his Orchestra

 

Label: RCA Victor

Ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive - Artie Shaw and his Orchestra

Artie Shaw - Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive

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