You Were Meant for Me (1929 song)

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"You Were Meant for Me" is a popular American song with music by Nacio Herb Brown and lyrics by Arthur Freed, published in 1929.

It was introduced by Charles King in the 1929 musical film The Broadway Melody. It was also sung by King dubbing for Conrad Nagel in the feature film The Hollywood Revue of 1929 and performed by Bull Montana and Winnie Lightner in the film The Show of Shows also in 1929. Later, the song was performed by Frank Morgan in the 1940 musical film Hullabaloo and was included in Penny Serenade (1941, with Irene Dunne and Cary Grant). Gene Kelly sang the song and danced to it with Debbie Reynolds in the 1952 musical film Singin' in the Rain.

Recorded versions[edit]


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