It Had to Be You (song)

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"It Had to Be You"
It Had to Be You.jpg
Song by Isham Jones Orchestra
B-side"After the Storm"
PublishedMay 9, 1924 (1924-05-09) by Jerome H. Remick & Co.[1]
ReleasedJuly 1924 (1924-07)[2]
RecordedApril 24, 1924 (1924-04-24)[3]
StudioBrunswick Studios, 799 Seventh Avenue, New York City[4]
GenreAmerican Dance Music
LabelBrunswick 2614
Composer(s)Isham Jones
Lyricist(s)Gus Kahn
Isham Jones Orchestra singles chronology
"Spain"
(1924)
"It Had to Be You"
(1924)
"Some Other Day, Some Other Girl"
(1924)

"It Had to Be You" is a popular song composed by Isham Jones, with lyrics by Gus Kahn.[5] It was published on May 9, 1924 (1924-05-09) by Jerome H. Remick & Co. of New York. Isham Jones Orchestra recorded it on April 24, 1924 (1924-04-24) at Brunswick Studios, 799 Seventh Avenue, New York City,[4] and it was released in July. By early August, it was the number 1 record in the United States, where it remained for five weeks, finishing as the Number 4 single of the year 1924. It is now in the public domain.[6]

Appearances in film and television[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Library of Congress. Copyright Office. (1924). Catalog of Copyright Entries, 1924 Musical Compositions New Series Vol 19 Part 3. United States Copyright Office. U.S. Govt. Print. Off.
  2. ^ "Brunswick 2614 (10-in. double-faced) - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2021-09-20.
  3. ^ "Isham Jones and his Orchestra – The Syncopated Times". syncopatedtimes.com. Retrieved 2021-08-05.
  4. ^ a b "Brunswick matrix Ch115-Ch117. It had to be you / Isham Jones Orchestra - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2021-09-20.
  5. ^ ASCAP ACE Database Archived 2003-07-17 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Brunswick matrix 12760-12762. It had to be you / Marion Harris ; Phil Ohman - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2021-09-20.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Who Wrote that Song? Dick Jacobs and Harriet Jacobs, published by Writer's Digest Books, 1993