FRIDAYS ARE FOR FRANK: “High Hopes” (March Madness Edition)

FRIDAYS ARE FOR FRANK: “High Hopes” (March Madness Edition)

How’s your bracket doing?

By this point in the tournament, and a lot of hopes have already been dashed.

“High Hopes” was written by Jimmy Van Heusen and lyrics by Sammy Cahn, making its debut in the 1959 Frank Capra film A Hole in the Head. Frank Sinatra and child actor Eddie Hodges sang the duet, which was nominated for a Grammy and won an Oscar for Best Original Song at the 32nd Academy Awards.

It’s a song about underdogs, perseverance and ambition—all of which are relatable to the March Madness narrative… whether you’re playing the game, monitoring your bracket, or simply rooting for your team.

“Just what makes that little old ant
Think he’ll move that rubber tree plant
Anyone knows an ant, can’t
Move a rubber tree plant
But he’s got high hopes, he’s got high hopes
He’s got high apple pie, in the sky hopes…”

Frank Sinatra shooting hoops at Demarest High School in Hoboken

Best of luck to anyone out there who is still in it to win it!!!


Authored by: hMAG