They Say It's Wonderful
"They Say It's Wonderful" is a popular song written by Irving Berlin for the musical Annie Get Your Gun (1946), where it was introduced by Ethel Merman and Ray Middleton. A film version in 1950 again featured the song when it was performed by Howard Keel and Betty Hutton.
- Ethel Merman recorded it for the original Decca Records cast album of Annie Get Your Gun (1946). In 1979, she recorded a "camp" version for The Ethel Merman Disco Album, but it was not released on the original vinyl record. It was issued as a bonus track on the CD reissue in 2002.
- Andy Russell (Billboard no. 10 in 1946)
- Perry Como (Billboard no. 27 in 1946)
- Bing Crosby recorded the song on January 22, 1946 (Billboard no. 12 in 1946)
- Frank Sinatra (1946)
- Modern Jazz Quartet - The Modern Jazz Quartet (1957)
- Sarah Vaughan - Sarah Vaughan Sings Broadway: Great Songs from Hit Shows (1958)
- Johnny Mathis - Heavenly (1959)
- Doris Day (1960)
- John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman - John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (1963)
- Jimmy Scott - Falling In Love Is Wonderful (1963)
- Dionne Warwick - I'll Never Fall in Love Again (1970)
- Tony Bennett - Bennett/Berlin (1987)
- Judy Garland
- Stacey Kent - The Tender Trap (1998)
- Bernadette Peters - Annie Get Your Gun Revival Cast Recording (1999)
- Eliane Elias - Everything I Love (2000)
- Sathima Bea Benjamin - Musical Echoes (2002)
- Beegie Adair (2002)
- Kirsten Dunst - Spider-Man 3 (2007)
- Susan Lucci - ABC Presents: Love Affair (2008)
- Mordden, Ethan (27 August 1999). Beautiful Mornin' : The Broadway Musical in the 1940s: The Broadway Musical in the 1940s. Oxford University Press, USA. p. 115. ISBN 978-0-19-535176-7.
- The Ethel Merman Disco Album, Track 8 - "They Say It's Wonderful". Original 1979 recording reissued on CD in 2002 by Fynsworth Alley, LLC and Universal Music Enterprises, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
- Whitburn, Joel (1991). Pop Memories 1890-1954: The History of American Popular Music. Record Research, Inc. p. 375. ISBN 0898200830. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
- "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
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