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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Make Someone Happy

By Jule Styne, Betty Comden & Adolph Green
1960

A wonderful, infectious life-affirming love ballad from the 1960 Broadway production Do Re Mi, in which it was introduced by John Henry Wheeler and Tilda Mullen. It is perhaps best known to modern listeners thanks to the Jimmy Durante version, used during the closing credits of Sleepless in Seattle, and during a 2008 car commercial. A typically gorgeous Styne melody married to the simple, stirring words of Comden & Green.

Lyrics:

Make someone happy,
Make just one someone happy;
Make just one heart the heart you sing to.
One smile that cheers you,
One face that lights when it nears you,
One girl you're ev'rything to.

Fame if you win it,
Comes and goes in a minute.
Where's the real stuff in life to cling to?
Love is the answer,
Someone to love is the answer.
Once you've found her, build your world around her.

Make someone happy,
Make just one someone happy,
And you will be happy, too.

Recorded By:

Barbra Streisand
Perry Como
Frank Sinatra
Chris Botti
Sammy David Jr.

2 comments:

emma wallace said...

Oh, I love this song so much! It's just pure happiness.

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B-Sol said...

Basically, Jimmy Durante himself was pure happiness :-)

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