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It Had to Be You song lyrics

Song lyrics to It Had to Be You (1924), music by Isham Jones, lyrics by Gus Kahn

It Had to Be You was performed by Ruth Etting in the 1936 short film Melody in May, by Priscilla Lane in the 1939 film The Roaring Twenties, by Ginger Rogers and Cornel Wilde in the 1947 film It Had to Be You, in the 1944 film Mr. Skeffington, by Danny Thomas in the 1951 film I’ll See You in My Dreams (based loosely upon the lives of Gus Kahn and his wife Grace LeBoy Kahn), and Joanne Dru sang a portion of it in 1955’s Hell On Frisco Bay. Gene Kelly and Marie McDonald danced to it in the 1947 film Living in a Big Way, and it was also performed by Dooley Wilson in the 1942 film Casablanca, George Murphy in Show Business (1944), Betty Hutton in the 1945 film Incendiary Blonde, and Diane Keaton in the 1977 film Annie Hall. It also appeared in the 1992 film A League of Their Own by Megan Cavanagh.

It had to be you, it had to be you
I wandered around and finally found, that somebody who
Could make me be true
Could make me feel blue
And even be glad just to be sad, thinking of you

Some others I’ve seen
Might never be mean
Might never be cross, or try to be boss
But they wouldn’t do

For nobody else gave me a thrill
With all your faults, I love you still
It had to be you, wonderful you
It had to be you

Some others I’ve seen
Might never be mean
Might never be cross, or try to be boss
But they wouldn’t do

For nobody else gave me a thrill
With all your faults, I love you still
It had to be you, wonderful you
It had to be you

Songwriters: Isham Jones / Gus Kahn
It Had to Be You lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc