Get Happy (song)
|Song by Ruth Etting|
In pop culture
Influenced by the Get Happy tradition, it is most associated with Judy Garland, who performed it in her last MGM film Summer Stock (1950). An instrumental, hot jazz arrangement of the song, performed by Abe Lyman's Brunswick Recording Orchestra, served as the original theme music for Warner Bros.' Merrie Melodies cartoons in 1932. Garland sang this song with Barbra Streisand in a medley that also included "Happy Days Are Here Again" on The Judy Garland Show in 1963.
The song lyrics incorporate the title phrase in the longer phrase "Come on, get happy", but it should not be confused with the Partridge Family theme song "C'mon Get Happy".
In 2010, the song has been featured as mash-up version with "Happy Days Are Here Again" in musical TV series Glee, episode "Duets", sung by Lea Michele and Chris Colfer (as their characters Rachel Berry and Kurt Hummel).
- Red Norvo and his Selected Sextet (including Charlie Parker) (1945)
- Bud Powell - Jazz Giant (1950)
- Frank Sinatra - Swing Easy! (1954)
- Eddie Costa - Eddie Costa Vinnie Burke Trio (1956)
- Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Songbook (1961)
- Tony Bennett - Yesterday I Heard the Rain (1968)
- Dick Hyman - Blues In The Night: Dick Hyman Plays Harold Arlen (1990)
- Jane Horrocks - Little Voice (1998)
- June Christy - Day Dreams (1995), A Friendly Session, Vol. 3 (1998), Cool Christy (2002)
- Brad Mehldau - Anything Goes (2004)
- Rufus Wainwright - Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall (2007)
- Johnny Dankworth - The Best Of Johnny Dankworth (2008)
- Lea Michele and Chris Colfer - Glee (2010)
- Hugh Laurie and Lisa Edelstein - House "Bombshells" (2011)
- S.A. Music , The Official Harold Arlen Website, 2001-2002, accessed March 8, 2011.
- Hugh Laurie as Gregory House and Lisa Edelstein as Lisa Cuddy (March 7, 2011). "Bombshells". House. Season 7. Episode 15. FOX.
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