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I Wanna Be Loved by You

Music by Herbert Stothart

"I Wanna Be Loved by You" is a song written by Herbert Stothart and Harry Ruby, with lyrics by Bert Kalmar, for the 1928 musical "Good Boy".[1] It was chosen as one of the Songs of the Century in a survey by the RIAA to which 200 people responded (out of 1300 asked). One of Marilyn Monroe's most famous musical performances is her singing the song in Billy Wilder's classic farce Some Like It Hot.

The song was first performed in 1928 by Helen Kane, who became known as the 'Boop-Boop-a-Doop Girl' because of her baby-talk, scat-singing tag line to the song. This version was recorded when Kane's popularity started to reach its peak, and became her signature song. Two years later, a cartoon character named Betty Boop was modeled after Kane.[2] Betty Boop performs the number in the 1980s animated film The Romance of Betty Boop.

In 1950, the song was a highlight of the Kalmer-Ruby biopic Three Little Words, performed by Debbie Reynolds and Carleton Carpenter as Helen Kane and vaudeville performer Dan Healy. Helen Kane dubbed the vocal for Reynolds’ voice.

    Release Date: 1928

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Various Composers : Cabaret Songbook : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999904888 : 0793500869 : 00490488

Various Composers : Cabaret Songbook

Cabaret is a form of entertainment featuring comedy, song, dance, and theatre, distinguished mainly by the performance venue - a restaurant or nightclub with a stage for performances and the audience sitting at tables (often dining or drinking) watching the performance being introduced by a master of ceremonies, or MC. Here are 54 essential cabaret classics.

Songlist: Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive, Ain't Misbehavin, All By Myself, And All That Jazz, Another Op'nin' Another Show, Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home, As Long As He Needs Me, Being Alive, The Best Is Yet to Come, Blame It On My Youth, Cabaret, Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man, Comedy Tonight, Comes Love, Copacabana (At The Copa), Everything's Coming Up Roses, From This Moment On, How High The Moon, I Am What I Am, I Believe In You, I Wanna Be Loved By You, I Wish You Love, I'd Do Anything, I'll Be Seeing You, I'm Beginning to See the Light, I'm Glad There Is You (In This World of Ordinary People), I've Got You Under My Skin, I've Got Your Number, It's All Right With Me, The Lady is a Tramp, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5136b | Songbook | $19.95


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I Wanna Be Loved by You : SSA : 0 : Songbook : 00-CHM00073 : 654979017110

I Wanna Be Loved by You

Who can forget the "Boop, boop-a-doop" of this roaring '20s classic. Featured in numerous films and stage productions; it is sure to hit a high note with your audiences.

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-CHM00073

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