Top 100 Most Inspiring Songs - Songs 80-61
The Impossible Dream - Man of La Mancha
“The Impossible Dream,” was Senator Bobby Kennedy’s favorite song, written for Broadway’s 1965 musical “Man of La Mancha” in which it is sung three times. Over the last half-century, it has been a hit for Andy Williams, Eddie Murphy , Cher, Susan Boyle , Connie Francis, Donna Summer , Frank Sinatra, Glenn Campbell, Jennifer Hudson, Johnny Mathis, Liberace, Mantovani , Plácido Domingo, Robert Goulet, Roberta Flack , Roger Whittaker , The Carpenters , The Lettermen , The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, The Smothers Brothers, The Supremes , The Temptations and Elvis Presley. Peter Sellers appeared to sing it on Broadway and in the movie … but was lip-synching while Simon Gilbert sang backstage and off-camera.