I'm in the Mood for Love

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""I'm in the Mood for Love""
Released 1935 by Frances Langford in the movie Every Night at Eight
Recorded 1935
Writer Dorothy Fields
Composer Jimmy McHugh
Language English
It has been recorded by various artists at least 50 different times.

"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.


In 1935 Louis Armstrong had it as a Top Ten hit.[1] 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]

Notable references[edit]

James Moody's saxophone solo on a 1952 recording of this song inspired the song "Moody's Mood for Love".

Classic Hip hop artist Slick Rick sang a modified version of the first stanza in the song "Indian Girl (An Adult Story)" from his debut album "The Great Adventures of Slick Rick" (1988).

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.[2]

The song's title inspired the English title of Wong Kar Wai's movie In the Mood for Love.[3]

Recorded versions[edit]