|Released 1955 (1955)|
Composer(s) Jimmy Van Heusen
|Writer(s) Sammy Cahn|
"(Love Is) The Tender Trap" is a popular song composed by Jimmy Van Heusen, with lyrics by Sammy Cahn.
It was written for the 1955 film The Tender Trap, where it was introduced by Debbie Reynolds and Frank Sinatra, who each sing the song separately. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song, but lost to "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing" from the movie of the same name.
The song became a huge hit in the United Kingdom, peaking at no. 2 in February 1956. It reached no. 23 in the US charts.