You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby

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"You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby"
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Featured in the 1938 film Hard to Get
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Published 1938
Language English
Original artist Dick Powell
Recorded by Perry Como
Bing Crosby
Bobby Darin
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Russ Morgan Orchestra
Many other artists (see #Recorded versions

"You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby" is a popular song with music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Johnny Mercer, published in 1938. It was featured in the movie Hard to Get, released November 1938, where it was sung by Dick Powell.[1]

Originally, the song was recorded by Bing Crosby for the biggest-selling hit version,[1][2] while other contemporaneous hit versions included recordings by Tommy Dorsey (with vocal by Edythe Wright) and Russ Morgan.[1] It was also revived by Bobby Darin in 1961, reaching the charts again that year.[1] The song has been recorded by many other artists (see below for a partial list) and is considered a popular standard.

Recorded versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Gardner, Edward Foote (2000). Popular Songs of the 20th Century: Chart Detail & Encyclopedia, 1900-1949. St. Paul, Minnesota: Paragon House. ISBN 1-55778-789-1. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1999). Joel Whitburn Presents a Century of Pop Music. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research. ISBN 0-89820-135-7. 
  3. ^ a b Bluebird Records in the 7500 to 7999 series
  4. ^ a b Montgomery Ward Records in the 7500 to 7999 series
  5. ^ Conqueror Records in the 9000 to 9499 series
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 129. 
  7. ^ Capitol Records in the 500 to 999 series
  8. ^ RCA Victor Records in the 20-1500 to 20-1999 series
  9. ^ a b Decca Records in the 2000 to 2499 series
  10. ^ Atco Records in the 6050 to 6792 series
  11. ^ Victor Records in the 26000 to 26499 series
  12. ^ Brunswick Records in the 8000 to 8517 series
  13. ^ RCA Victor Records in the 20-2000 to 20-2499 series