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"Is That All There Is?" is a song written by American songwriting team Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller during the 1960s. It became a hit for American singer Peggy Lee from her recording in November 1969. The song was originally recorded by Dan Daniels in March 1968, then by Leslie Uggams in August 1968, Guy Lombardo in 1969, and Tony Bennett on 22 December 1969.

Cover versions

This song has been covered by Chaka Khan, Giant Sand, Sandra Bernhard, P.J. Harvey, Alan Price, The Bobs, Firewater and Amanda Lear 2006. In 1972 Hildegard Knef released a German version called "Wenn das alles ist". An altered version by No Wave singer Cristina in 1980 offended songwriters Leiber and Stoller, who sued and were able to get it suppressed for some time. In 1996 a cover by P.J. Harvey appeared on the Basquiat soundtrack. In 2008 the song was covered by the duo of jazz singer Kate and composer Mike Westbrook; it was featured on their CD, The Westbrook Songbook. Bette Midler covered the song for her Peggy Lee tribute album Bette Midler Sings the Peggy Lee Songbook. The New Standards covered the song on their 2008 Release, Rock and Roll. The song is performed in the 2007 movie The Nines by Hope Davis.

Joan Morris released an album containing this song, accompanied by William Bolcom on the piano. This song was performed by Nathan Lane and Dianne Reeves in episode 74, season 5 (2002) of the American television series Sex and the City.




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