You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)
|"You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)"|
|Music by||James V. Monaco|
|Lyrics by||Joe McCarthy|
|Original artist||Al Jolson|
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"You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)" is a popular song. The music was written by James V. Monaco, the lyrics by Joseph McCarthy. The song was published in 1913. It was introduced in the Broadway revue The Honeymoon Express and used in the 1973 revival of the musical Irene.
One of the earliest recordings of the song was by Al Jolson. Jolson recorded the song on June 4, 1913. It was released on Columbia A-1374. He performed it on the soundtrack of the 1946 film The Jolson Story and recorded it on March 20, 1946. The record was released on Decca 23613.
Roger Edens wrote additional lyrics to the song for Judy Garland. The new lyrics cast Garland in the role of a teenage fan of Clark Gable. Garland sang the song to Gable at a birthday party thrown for him by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. MGM executives were so charmed by her rendition that she and the song were added to the film Broadway Melody of 1938. Garland recorded the "Gable" version on September 24, 1937. It was released on Decca 1463. MGM released the song as a b-side in 1939, opposite Garland's recording of "Over the Rainbow" for The Wizard of Oz.
Recordings and broadcasts
- Canadian Brass recorded an instrumental version of the song for their CD "High Society" (2004).
- Aretha Franklin recorded the song for her album "The Electrifying Aretha Franklin" (1962).
- The melody was featured prominently in the score for the 1943 Edward Dmytryk movie "Tender Comrade" starring Ginger Rogers and Robert Ryan.
- The Four Freshmen included it on their 1955 4 Freshmen and 5 Trombones album.
- Doris Day performed the song in the 1955 Ruth Etting biographical film Love Me or Leave Me.
- Screamin Jay Hawkins recorded the song for a single in 1957 "You Made Me Love You" / "Darling, Please Forgive Me" [OKeh 7084].
- Country Music singer Patsy Cline recorded the song and it was featured on her 1962 album Sentimentally Yours.
- George Burns and some of the Muppets performed a humorous version of this song where Gonzo especially gets a kick out of the line "didn't want to do it".
- Harry James performed a well-known instrumental version of the song as a trumpet solo, issued in 1941 as the reverse side of 'A Sinner Kissed An Angel'. It topped the charts in 1941.
- British comedian Bernard Manning performed the song on side one of his 1975 album 'My Kind of Music'.
- Olivia Newton-John sings the song in the film Xanadu, as a vocal on a record presented as a Glenn Miller band performance. The song is largely background to Danny and Sonny talking, and does not appear on the film's soundtrack album, but it does appear as the b-side of her single "Suddenly".
- An outtake of the The Beatles Anthology showed that it was originally to be included in their movie "Magical Mystery Tour"
- Bette Midler, Marc Shaiman, and Bruce Vilanch wrote new lyrics to Judy Garland's version of the song for Midler's appearance on the penultimate episode of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on May 21, 1992. Midler performed the song as "You Made Me Watch You," a tribute to Carson's 30 years as host.
- Mayim Bialik performed the song on Blossom in the episode "Ruby" (Season 3, Episode 14, aired December 21, 1992).
- Billy Crystal sang an altered version of this song on the first episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
- Cookie Monster performed a slightly re-written version of the song in a Sesame Street insert, writing a love letter to his favorite cookie.
- This song is being played by a band during a dance scene in Disney's 2005 film "The Greatest Game Ever Played".
- Kim Poirier sings the song in the movie Foodland as her character Lucy Eklund.
- Rufus Wainwright sings the song on his 2007 album, Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall.
- Harry Nilsson sings the song on his album A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night.
- An instrumental version of the song plays as source music from a radio in the first scene of the 2009 movie "Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky"
- Barry Manilow covered the song on his 2010 collection, The Greatest Love Songs of All Time.
- This song is sung by Jack Halford and Gerry Standing in New Tricks.
- This song is sung by Matt Doyle at the conclusion of the film Private Romeo (2011).
- Sherie Rene Scott sings this in her one woman show Everyday Rapture.
- The song is also mentioned in the book "The five people you meet in heaven" by Mitch Albom.
- Gloria Estefan covered the song on her 2013 album, The Standards.
- The song is sung in the 1990 Robin Williams / Robert De Niro film, "Awakenings"
- In the film Somewhere in Time, when Christopher Reeve's character time travels back to the year 1912, he arrives in a hotel room where a woman occupant is humming the song.
- Edwards, Anne (1975). Judy Garland. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 0-671-21845-X.
- Gilliland, John (1994). Pop Chronicles the 40s: The Lively Story of Pop Music in the 40s (audiobook). ISBN 978-1-55935-147-8. OCLC 31611854. Tape 2, side B.
- Shaiman, Marc. "Someone in a Tree: My View of Johnny Carson's Last Night." The Film Music Society. January 24, 2005.