You Go to My Head

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"You Go to My Head"
Language Haven Gillespie
Published 1938
Composer(s) J. Fred Coots

"You Go to My Head" is a 1938 popular song composed by J. Fred Coots with lyrics by Haven Gillespie.[1] Numerous versions of the song have been recorded, and it has since become a pop & jazz standard.

Larry Clinton recorded the song with his orchestra on February 24, 1938, and the song became a hit, eventually reaching #3 on the pop charts.[2] It inspired an answer song, "You Went To My Head" (by Joseph Meyer, Bob Emmerich, and Buddy Bernier) that was recorded by Fats Waller on March 11, 1938, and again by Duke Ellington (featuring a vocal by Ivie Anderson) on April 17, 1938.

The song was later recorded in 1938 by Teddy Wilson with a vocal by Nan Wynn, by Billie Holiday.,[3] and by Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra. The Wilson, Holiday, and Gray versions all placed in the top-20 of the music charts in 1938.[2] The song is played in Laura (1944 film) and The Big Sleep (1946 film).

On 23 April 1961, Judy Garland performed the song at the Judy at Carnegie Hall concert.


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  1. ^ "You Go To My Head" at – retrieved on 8 June 2009
  2. ^ a b Ted Gioia: The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire, Oxford University Press 2012, p. 469
  3. ^ [1] Archived June 25, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
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