Triple Servings: “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” Served by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel, Nancy Wilson, and Lena Horne

Triple Servings / December 30, 2011

Triple Servings: “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” Served by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel, Nancy Wilson, and Lena Horne

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner and everyone’s rushing to solidify their party plans to start the year off with a bang. But for some, New Year’s Eve is all about finding someone else to spend 2012 with.

Enter the perfect doe-eyed duet by indie film darlings Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel.

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Served by Lena Horne

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The pair—who played the perfect unraveling couple in 500 Days of Summer—posted a YouTube video a couple of days ago, playing ukuleles and singing the classic “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?”

And though Deschanel has proven her singing chops before (in the band She & Him and by appearing on soundtracks for films like Elf), Gordon-Levitt has a surprisingly good voice as well.

The classic song was written by Frank Loesser in 1947. Loesser is a musical legend, having also  penned the Academy Award-winning track “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”

He also won multiple Tony Awards for writing the music and lyrics to Guys and Dolls and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, which recently had a run on Broadway starring Daniel Radcliffe.

“What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” has been tackled by a variety of artists in the past. Two of the best, among the plethora, are film star and musical legend Lena Horne, and jazz singer, Nancy Wilson.

Horne gives the song the full instrumental treatment and makes it a heartfelt ballad, while Wilson makes it jazzy and playful.


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Yohana Desta
Yohana Desta
Yohana Desta is currently obsessed with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, everything Dave Grohl does, and listening to Arctic Monkeys on repeat.




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