If you were to take a look back at some of the Scenes (Songs) We Love that I have written over time, you might start to notice that I sometimes have some strange taste in music. Well if you didn't think so before, you probably will today, because I am about to share my secret shame with the world: Stephen Bishop's It Might Be You from the 1982 romantic comedy Tootsie is one of my all time favorite love songs -- no irony, no nostalgia, I just straight up love this song.
The song was the love theme to the story of the struggling actor Michael Dorsey, (Dustin Hoffman) who auditions for a role on a soap opera while pretending to be woman, but once he gets the part, he realizes he's going to have to keep up the act. Of course things become even more complicated when Michael/Dorothy begins to fall in love with his female co-star, Julie Nichols, (played by Jessica Lange) and all the while fending off the romantic advances of Julie's father (Charles Durning).
The film was directed by Sydney Pollack (who also played Michael's agent) and earned an Oscar win for Lange for Best Supporting Actress as well as a nomination for the love song. It Might Be You was written by Dave Grusin with lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman and performed by Bishop, who also has a few other movie song credits to his name, including the theme to Animal House and the Christmas movie, All I Want for Christmas. But as much as I may love that Delta Tau Chi tune, It Might Be You will forever remain Bishop's A.M. Gold masterpiece.
After the jump; "I was a better man with you, as a woman... than I ever was with a woman, as a man."...