Have any of you ever seen the musical, Stop The World – I Want To Get Off ? This show introduced a very special song to the world. Written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, the song was…What Kind of Fool Am I?
The poignant song was performed at the end of the 2nd act and closed the show.
The song won the 1963 Grammy Award for the Song of The Year and the Novello Award for the best musical and lyrical song.
Anthony Newley introduced the song, but it became a hit for Sammy Davis, Jr. and peaked at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Andy Williams also included the song on his album, Days of Wine and Roses.
The last part of this song has such sad, but beautiful lyrics…
What Kind of Fool Am I?
What kind of clown am I
What do I know of life
Why can’t I cast away
This mask of play
And live my life
Why can’t I fall in love
Till I don’t give a damn
And maybe then I’ll know
What kind of fool I am
What Kind of Fool Am I is the 2nd track on the album, Tried & True by Clay Aiken. He has always sung this song with so much “heart”. The next time you hear Clay sing this song, listen to the lyrics and you can just hear the emotions of the song!
I hope you enjoy the following video by Hosaa!
What A Beautiful Performance!
Absolutely beautiful – that is a natural for anything Clay sings. I have seen Clay sing this song several times in Concert and he always does it with heart for sure!
Thank you for choosing it and sharing it along with the wonderful photos!
Wow, today's CANN brought back some old memories. I saw Joel Gray perform in the play Stop The World… in Chicago in the early 1960's. I hadn't thought of that in many years. Clay did a beautiful rendition of the song in the videos. I was at one of the concerts to hear it in person.
Thank you for the pictures and the video. This is one of my favorite songs. It is a beautiful and yet a sad song. I have never seen this video before of Clay singing this song live. Hosaa did a great job of putting this video together. I play this CD very often. Thank You CANN for sharing.
BEAUTIFUL. Clay that was AWESOME. Thank you so much.When you are ready o sing SOON. HA. Please do. Love you. Say Hi to your MOM for me. HUgs.