Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Guestlist: Mack the Knife

Top four performances of "Mack the Knife," originally written in the German as "Die Moritat von Mackie Messer" with lyrics by Bertolt Brecht for the music drama Die Dreigroschenoper, better known in English as The Three Penny Opera:

(in order)

1. Bobby Darin
2. Louis Armstrong
3. Jimmy Durante
4. Lyle Lovett

(Editor's Note: The opinions expressed in Guestlist are not necessarily those of the Head Listmaker - I'd move Lyle up to 2nd and add Steve Martin in there somewhere.)