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IT HAD TO BE YOU - history

This song was first published in 1924, music by Isham Jones and lyrics by Gus Kahn. It has appeared in numerous films and TV shows, and has been recorded by dozens of artists.

Film performances (not comprehensive):

Priscilla Lane in "The Roaring Twenties," 1939
Danny Thomas in "I'll See You in my Dreams," 1951
Dooley Wilson in "Casablanca," 1942
Betty Hutton in "Incendiary Blonde, 1945
Diane Keaton in "Annie Hall," 1977
Meagan Cavanaugh in "A League of Their Own," 1992

(summarized from the Wikipedia article)



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