Music: A

Ain’t a Hankerin’

  • Words and music by Bud Burtson and Arthur Altman, ~1959
  • Alias Jesse James (sung by Rhonda Fleming and Bob Hope), 1959

Ain’t Got a Dime to My Name (Ho Ho Hum)

  • Words by Johnny Burke, music by Jimmy Van Heusen, 1942
  • Road to Morocco (sung by Bing Crosby), 1942

Ain’t It a Shame About Mame

  • Words by Johnny Burke, music by James V. Monaco, 1940
  • Rhythm on the River (sung by Mary Martin), 1940

Ain’t It the Truth

  • Words by E. Y. Harburg, music by Harold Arlen, 1942
  • Cabin in the Sky (sung by Lena Horne, but cut from the final print), 1943
  • “Jamaica” (Broadway Musical, sung by Lena Horne)
  • Studio Visit (short subject, sung by Lena Horne), 1946

Ain’t Misbehavin’

  • Words by Andy Razaf, music by Fats Waller and Harry Brooks, 1929
  • Introduced in the revue “Connie’s Hot Chocolates” by Louis Armstrong
  • Stormy Weather (played by Fats Waller and the Beale Street Boys, vocal by Fats), 1943

Ain’t Nature Grand

  • Words by Johnny Mercer, music by Arthur Schwartz, 1953
  • Dangerous When Wet (sung by Fernando Lamas and Esther Williams, Barbara Whiting, Denise Darcel and Jack Carson, Charlotte Greenwood and William Demarest), 1953

Ain’t She Sweet

  • Words by Jack Yellen, music by Milton Ager, 1927
  • The Eddy Duchin Story (sung by Chorus dubbing for young people in car driving through Central Park), 1956

Ain’t There Anyone Here for Love

  • Words by Harold Adamson, music by Hoagy Carmichael, ~1953
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (performed by Jane Russell), 1953

Ain’t We Got Fun

  • Words by Gus Kahn and Raymond B. Egan, music by Richard A. Whiting, 1921
  • Popularized by Van and Schenck
  • By the Light of the Silvery Moon (sung by Doris Day and Gordon MacRae with Mary Wickes), 1953

Alabama Swing

  • Words and music by James P. Johnson
  • Dancing Lady (danced by Joan Crawford), 1933

Alabamy Bound

  • Words by B.G. De Sylva and Bud Green, music by Ray Henderson, 1925
  • Introduced by Al Jolson
  • Performed in the stage musical “Kid Boots” by Eddie Cantor
  • The Great American Broadcast (sung by the Four Ink Spots), 1941
  • Babes on Broadway (played by Mickey Rooney on banjo [on-screen], dubbed by Eddie Peabody), 1941
  • Show Business (sung by Eddie Cantor, danced by Cantor, George Murphy and Connie Moore), 1944
  • With a Song in My Heart (part of finale medley sung by Jane Froman dubbing for Susan Hayward with the Modernaires), 1952

Alas for You

  • Written by Stephen Schwartz, 1971
  • Godspell (sung by Victor Garber), 1973

Aldonza

  • Words by Joe Darion, music by Mitch Leigh, 1965
  • Introduced in the stage musical “Man of La Mancha,” 1965
  • Man of La Mancha (sung by Sophia Loren), 1972

Alexander’s Ragtime Band

  • Words and music by Irving Berlin, 1911
  • Alexander’s Ragtime Band (sung by Alice Faye), 1938
  • There’s No Business Like Show Business (sung by The Company), 1954

Ali Baba (Be My Baby)

  • Words and music by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, ~1953
  • Here Come the Girls (sung by Rosemary Clooney, danced by Clooney and Chorus Girls), 1953

Alias Jesse James

  • Words by By Dunham, music by Marilyn Hooven and Joe Hooven, ~1959
  • Alias Jesse James (sung by Guy Mitchell and Men’s Chorus behind titles), 1959

Alive and Kickin’

  • Written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, 1941
  • Introduced in the stage musical “Best Foot Forward,” 1941
  • Best Foot Forward (sung by Nancy Walker with Harry James and His Music Makers), 1943

All About Love

  • Words by Mack Gordon, music by Josef Myrow, ~1956
  • Bundle of Joy (sung and danced by Eddie Fisher and Chorus), 1956

All Aboard for Old Broadway

  • Written by M. K. Jerome and Jack Scholl, 1942
  • Part of “Little Johnny Jones” Sequence
  • Yankee Doodle Dandy (sung and danced by Chorus), 1942

All Alone

  • Words and music by Irving Berlin, 1924
  • Introduced in the stage revue “Music Box Revue of 1924” by Grace Moore and Oscar Shaw
  • Alexander’s Ragtime Band (sung by Alice Faye), 1938

All Alone Monday

  • Words by Harry Ruby, music by Bert Kalmar
  • Three Little Words (sung by Gale Robbins), 1950

All By Myself

  • Words and music by Irving Berlin, 1921
  • Blue Skies (performed by Bing Crosby with Betty Russell dubbing for Joan Caulfield), 1946

All er Nothin’

  • Words by Oscar Hammerstein II, music by Richard Rodgers, 1943
  • Introduced in the stage musical “Oklahoma!” by Celeste Holm and Lee Dixon, 1943
  • Oklahoma! (sung by Gloria Grahame and Gene Nelson), 1955

All for One and One for All

  • Words by Sammy Cahn, music by Jimmy Van Heusen, ~1964
  • Robin and the 7 Hoods (sung by Peter Falk), 1964

All for the Best

  • Written by Stephen Schwartz, 1971
  • Godspell (sung by Victor Garber, David Haskell and The Company), 1973

All for You

  • Words and music by Saul Chaplin, 1950
  • Summer Stock (sung and danced by Gene Kelly, Judy Garland and Chorus), 1950

All God’s Chillun Got Rhythm

  • Words by Gus Kahn, music by Bronislau Kaper, 1937
  • A Day at the Races (sung by Ivie Anderson with the Crinoline Choir), 1937

All Good Gifts

  • Written by Stephen Schwartz, 1971
  • Godspell (sung by Merrell Jackson and The Company), 1973

All I Do Is Dream of You

  • Words by Arthur Freed, music by Nacio Herb Brown, 1934
  • Introduced by Gene Raymond in the film “Sadie McKee,” 1934
  • A Night at the Opera (played by Chico Marx at the piano), 1935
  • Singin’ in the Rain (sung and danced by Debbie Reynolds and Girls Chorus), 1952
  • The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (sung by Debbie Reynolds and Bobby Van), 1953

All I Need Is the Girl

  • Words by Stephen Sondheim, music by Jule Styne, 1959
  • Introduced in the stage musical “Gypsy” by Paul Wallace and Sandra Church, 1959
  • Gypsy (sung and danced by Paul Wallace with Natalie Wood), 1962

All I Needed Was the Rain

  • Words and music by Ben Weisman and Sid Wayne, ~1968
  • Stay Away, Joe (sung by Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires), 1968

All I Owe Ioway

  • Words by Oscar Hammerstein II, music by Richard Rodgers, 1945
  • Introduced in the stage musical “State Fair,” 1945
  • State Fair (sung by William Marshall, Vivian Blaine and Company), 1945

All I Want

  • Traditional
  • New lyric by Ken Darby, 1946
  • Song of the South (sung by the Hall Johnson Choir), 1946

All I Want to Do Do Do Is Dance

  • Written by Al Dubin and Joe Burke
  • Sally (sung and danced by Marilyn Miller), 1929

All in Fun

  • Written by Oscar Hammerstein II and Jerome Kern, 1939
  • Introduced in the stage musical “Very Warm for May,” 1939
  • Broadway Rhythm (part of medley sung by George Murphy), 1944

All My Loving

  • Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, 1963
  • A Hard Day’s Night (sung by The Beatles), 1964

All of Me

  • Words and music by Seymour Simons and Gerald Marks, 1931
  • Introduced by Belle Baker
  • Lady Sings the Blues (sung by Diana Ross with Richard Pryor at the piano on-screen), 1972

All of You

  • Words and music by Cole Porter, 1955
  • Introduced by Don Ameche in the stage musical “Silk Stockings,” 1955
  • Silk Stockings (sung by Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse, danced by Cyd Charisse), 1957

All Out for Freedom

  • Words by Ted Koehler, Music by Harold Arlen
  • Up in Arms (played by marching band, sung and marched by Soldiers), 1944
    Popularized by Dinah Shore

All Over the World

  • Words and music by Jeff Lynne, 1980
  • Xanadu (performed by Electric Light Orchestra), 1980

All That I Am

  • Words and music by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett, ~1966
  • Spinout (sung by Elvis Presley and The Jordanaires), 1966

All the Cats Join In

  • Written by Alec Wilder, Eddie Sauter and Ray Gilbert
  • Make Mine Music (played by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra), 1946

All the Colors of the Rainbow

  • Words and music by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, 1957
  • The Girl Most Likely (sung and danced by Jane Powell, Kaye Ballard, Keith Andes, Kelly Brown and Ensemble), 1957

All the Things You Are

  • Words by Oscar Hammerstein II, music by Jerome Kern, 1939
  • Introduced in the stage musical “Very Warm for May,” 1939
  • Broadway Rhythm (sung by Ginny Simms, reprised by Ginny Simms and danced by Chorus Girls), 1944
  • Till the Clouds Roll By (sung by Tony Martin), 1946
  • Because You’re Mine (sung by Mario Lanza) [cut], 1952
  • The Seven Hills of Rome (excerpt sung by Mario Lanza), 1958

All the Time

  • Written by Ralph Freed and Sammy Fain, 1945
  • No Leave, No Love (sung by Pat Kirkwood with Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra, later sung by Pat Kirkwood and Van Johnson while dancing, later sung by Pat Kirkwood with Guy Lombardo and His Orchestra), 1946

All the Way

  • Words by Sammy Cahn, music by Jimmy Van Heusen, 1957
  • Introduced by Frank Sinatra in the film The Joker Is Wild, 1957
  • Won Best Song Academy Award for 1957

All Through the Night

  • Words and music by Cole Porter, 1936
  • Introduced in the stage musical “Red, Hot and Blue,” 1936
  • Anything Goes (sung by Bing Crosby), 1956

All Together Now

  • Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, 1967
  • Yellow Submarine (sung by The Beatles), 1968

All You Need Is Love

  • Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, 1967
  • Yellow Submarine (sung by The Beatles), 1968

All You Want to Do Is Dance

  • Words by Johnny Burke, music by Arthur Johnston, 1937
  • Double or Nothing (sung by Bing Crosby while dancing with Mary Carlisle), 1937