Audrey Hepburn - Moon River
Taken one way, the song tells of simple affection, the pure and wide-eyed between two friends; but on the flip side, it’s laden with the weariness of heartbreak. It was the musical equivalent to the casting of Audrey Hepburn in the part of Holly Golightly. When she sang it on the fire escape, wearing only jeans and sweatshirt, no audience would begrudge her the little black dress.
“‘Moon River’ was written for her. No one else had ever understood it so completely. There have been more than a thousand versions of ‘Moon River’, but hers is unquestionably the greatest.” - Henry Mancini.