I Want to Be Happy
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I Want to Be Happy

"I Want to Be Happy" is a song with music by Vincent Youmans and lyrics by Irving Caesar written for the 1925 musical No, No, Nanette.


The song is used several times throughout the musical as a running theme representing the attempts of various people to please others.

It is first sung by the character Jimmy to his ward Nanette.

Film appearances


"I Want to Be Happy" charted several times over thirteen years:[1]

Other recordings include:

Other Versions

See also


  1. ^ "Jazz Standards Songs and Instrumentals (I Want to Be Happy)". Jazzstandards.com. Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ "The Online Discographical Project". 78discography.com. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Gioia, Ted (2012). The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire. Oxford University Press. pp. 185-186. ISBN 978-0-19-993739-4.
  4. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "allmusic.com". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2017.

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