Helen Kane, who originally sang I Wanna Be Loved by You

I Wanna Be Loved by You lyrics

I Wanna Be Loved by You song lyrics (1928) by  Herbert Stothart and Harry Ruby, with lyrics by Bert Kalmar

I Wanna Be Loved by You was one of Marilyn Monroe’s most famous musical performances is her singing it in Billy Wilder’s classic farce Some Like It Hot. The song was first performed in late 1928 by Helen Kane, who became known as the — €˜Boop-Boop-a-Doop Girl’ because of her baby-talk, scat-singing tag line to that song. It was  written by Herbert Stothart and Harry Ruby, with lyrics by Bert Kalmar, for the 1928 musical Good Boy