“Nadia’s Theme” is a piece of music composed by Barry De Vorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr. in 1971. It became associated with Olympic gymnast Nadia Comăneci during and after the 1976 Summer Olympics. The composition has been used as the theme music to the American television soap opera The Young and the Restless intermittently since the serial’s inception in 1973.
De Vorzon and Botkin Jr. composed this piece of music, originally titled “Cotton’s Dream”, as incidental music for the 1971 theatrical film Bless the Beasts and Children. The instrumental version was commercially released on that film’s soundtrack album on A&M Records. The soundtrack also included “Lost”, a song set to this melody, performed by Renée Armand.
Botkin Jr. later composed a rearranged version of the instrumental theme for the U.S. TV soap opera The Young and the Restless, which debuted on March 26, 1973, on the CBS television network. Although a soundtrack album for the TV series was released by P.I.P. Records in 1974, the LP only contained a cover version by easy listening group Sounds of Sunshine, rather than the original recording by De Vorzon and Botkin.
Barry De Vorzon (born July 31, 1934, New York City) is an American singer, songwriter, producer, and composer. His earliest hit compositions were “Just Married” (1958), written with Al Allen and recorded by Marty Robbins, which reached number twenty-six on Billboard magazine’s Hot 100 chart and number one on the Country chart; and “Dreamin’” (1960), […]
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