Embraceable You

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This article is about the Gershwin popular song. For other uses, see Embraceable You (disambiguation).
"Embraceable You"
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Published 1930
Written 1928
Language English
Original artist Ginger Rogers
Recorded by Various artists

"Embraceable You" is a popular song, with music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin. The song was originally written in 1928 for an unpublished operetta named East Is West. It was eventually published in 1930 and included in the Broadway musical Girl Crazy. where it was performed by Ginger Rogers in a song and dance routine choreographed by Fred Astaire. Billie Holiday's 1944 recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2005.[1]

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  1. ^ Grammy Hall of Fame
  2. ^ Best-Selling Album, 1952
  3. ^ Dir. Norman Taurog, Busby Berkeley (1943). "Judy Garland - Embraceable You on Lost Vocals". Girl Crazy. MGM. Retrieved 2009-01-31. [dead link]