Nine decades have passed, and DJs are still playing “It Had to be You.” That’s because it is that good of a song. The Knot puts it at #21 in their list of best songs for a first dance. It’s such a good song that Michael Bublé and Barbra Streisand sang it as a duet a few years ago. Watch a few excerpts in the video above.
The song is the perfect blend of a great melody by Isham Jones and memorable lyrics by Gus Kahn, with a great hook like this:
It had to be you, it had to be you
I wandered around and finally found, that somebody who
Could make me be true
Could make me feel blue
And even be glad just to be sad, thinking of you …
The song is so timeless that the ageless Tony Bennett cut a duet with country super star, Carrie Underwood (above), and the song works despite the age gap.
A version sung by Frank Sinatra was used in the movie “When Harry Met Sally.” Watch the scene above. It totally works.
Aging rockers like Rod Stewart (above) can’t resist recording this gem.
Let me leave you with the complete version of Michael Bublé and Barbra Streisand’s interpretation (below).
Whatever version you prefer, we’ll have it cued up ready to roll for your first dance!