5 pages | PDF | 1.3 MBTop Hat, White Tie and Tails is a classic song written by Irving Berlin for the 1935 movie Top Hat, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The song is performed by Fred Astaire with backing vocals by Louis Armstrong and a full orchestra. The jazzy swing number is in a quick two-step tempo and features sweeping melodies in the major key of G and a brief interlude in E minor. The song is approximately 56 measures long and is a signature piece of the era, with its memorable chorus ‘Top hat, white tie and tails/ I’m dressed to the hilt’. It has since become one of the most popular songs of the 20th century, winning an Academy Award nomination and being featured in various other productions, including the Disney classic Who Framed Roger Rabbit.