I'm in the Mood for Love

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"I'm in the Mood for Love" is a popular song. The music was written by Jimmy McHugh, the lyrics by Dorothy Fields. The song was published in 1935. It was introduced by Frances Langford in the movie Every Night at Eight released that year. The song was featured in the 1936 Our Gang (Little Rascals) short, The Pinch Singer, sung by Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer, and in the 1936 film Palm Springs. It is often known to be Switzer's signature song.[citation needed] James Moody's saxophone solo on a 1952 recording of this song inspired the song "Moody's Mood for Love". Hip hop artist Prince Paul sampled the song as the basis for the track "Mood for Love" on his album A Prince Among Thieves (1999), with Don Newkirk singing its original lyrics.[1] The song's title inspired the English title of Wong Kar Wai's movie In the Mood for Love.[2]

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