If You Knew Susie
"If You Knew Susie" is the title of a popular song from the 1920s written by Buddy DeSylva and Joseph Meyer. In the largely comic song, a man sings that he knows a certain woman named Susie to be much wilder and more passionate than most people realize.
The song, which was originally written for Al Jolson became banjo-eyed Eddie Cantor's best-known success of the 1920s, recorded on April 6, 1925  and the bestseller for five weeks during the year.
In popular culture
- A film by the same name, starring Cantor, was released in 1948.
- The song is sung by Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly in the film Anchors Aweigh (1945).
- Ruth Cracknell sings the song is several episodes of the television series Mother and Son.
- The melody is used as a musical theme in the film The Affairs of Susan (1945).
- The song is arranged and performed by John Serry Sr. and his ensemble for RCA Victor on "RCA Thesaurus" (1954).
- "Composers-Lyricists Database, Biography: Buddy DeSylva". Retrieved 2008-11-24.
- "Composers-Lyricists Database, Biography: Joseph Meyer". Retrieved 2008-11-24.
- CD liner notes: Sony Music 100 years: Soundtrack for a Century: Pop Music: The Early Years 1890 - 1950, Columbia, Epic, Legacy, 1999
- CD liner notes: Chart-Toppers of the Twenties, 1998 ASV Ltd.
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