You Stepped Out of a Dream

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"You Stepped Out of a Dream"
Published 1940
Songwriter(s) Composer: Nacio Herb Brown
Lyricist: Gus Kahn

"You Stepped Out of a Dream" is a popular song with music written by Nacio Herb Brown and lyrics by Gus Kahn that was published in 1940. The song has become a pop and jazz standard, with many recorded versions.

It was a centerpiece in the 1941 musical Ziegfeld Girl, in which it was sung by Tony Martin and accompanied an iconic image of Lana Turner walking down a grand staircase. Although Turner never officially sang or recorded the song, it became her theme song during her peak years as one of Hollywood's top leading ladies, often played when she entered a nightclub or restaurant. The song is played in the film The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) during a murder scene.

The song was added to the Chichester/London 2012 Revival version of the Musical Singin' in the Rain (musical).

Recorded versions[edit]

Notable artists and groups who have recorded this song include:


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