Capitol/UMe has today (22) digitally releasesd the radio edit, extended mix, and instrumental version of Eric Kupper’s new remix of Judy Garland’s ‘The Man That Got Away.’ The new incarnation of the song is already a major success on Billboard’s Dance Club Song chart.
Kupper has reimagined the version of the track from Garland’s 1961 album Judy at Carnegie Hall, which comes in the wake of the international success of director Rupert Goold’s film Judy, starring Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock and Michael Gambon. The film opened in theatres on 27 September.
The remix of ‘The Man That Got Away’ debuted as the No.1 Breakout track on the dance chart; it then became the Hot Shot Debut at No. 41 and a Power Pick at No. 30, all with a bullet. This week, its progress continues at No. 26, agai with a bullet.
The music for the 1953 copyright was written by Harold Arlen and the lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and debuted with Garland’s performance in the 1954 version of A Star Is Born. In the American Film Institute’s 100 Years…100 Songs list of the greatest cinema compositions in the history of American cinema of the 20th century, it was voted at No. 11.
Kupper has a staggering total of more than 120 No. 1 hits on Billboard’s Dance Club chart, and was the man behind the history-making three consecutive No. 1 remixes in 2018-2019 for Diana Ross, with the reworked ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,’ ‘I’m Coming Out/Upside Down’ and ‘The Boss,’ on Motown/UMe.
A new feature documentary titled Sid & Judy, directed by Stephen Kijak, premiered on Showtime in October. Fifty years after her untimely death in June 1969, at the age of just 47, it offers a revealing new look at Judy Garland and the superstar’s relationship with her third husband Sidney Luft.
‘The Man That Got Away’ (The Remix) is out now, and can be bought here.