6 Moon River Cha Cha Lyrics By - Johnny Mercer 2:35
Henry Mancini ‑ Breakfast at Tiffany's - Breakfast at Tiffany's: Music from the Motion Picture is the soundtrack from the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany's starring Audrey Hepburn. The tracks were re-arranged parts of the film music composed and conducted by Henry Mancini. At the 1962 Academy Awards, Mancini and lyricist Johnny Mercer won Oscars for Best Original Song for "Moon River," while Mancini picked up a second statue for Best Original Score. The album also stayed on Billboard's album charts for over ninety weeks. The album includes twelve original compositions that can be enjoyed on their own but also contribute to the mood of scenes and plot line of the film. The title song "Moon River" serves as an identifier and unofficial theme song for the movie. It is featured at the beginning and end of the movie, which adds to the lasting impression that it leaves. It also adds to the personality of the character Holly Golightly, played by Audrey Hepburn. She sings the song in the film and the lyrics add to the strength and humility of her character. It expresses her grief over the loss of her brother and her longing to be secure again. It serves as the expression of Holly Golightly's sensitive nature and of the loss that she has experienced.