Music: I

I Ain’t Down Yet

  • Words and music by Meredith Willson, 1960
  • Introduced in the stage musical “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” 1960
  • The Unsinkable Molly Brown (sung and danced by Debbie Reynolds and Brothers, later reprised by Wedding Party Ensemble, later sung and danced by Debbie Reynolds and Harve Presnell), 1964

I Am Going to Like It Here

  • Words by Oscar Hammerstein II, music by Richard Rodgers, 1958
  • Introduced in the stage musical “Flower Drum Song,” 1958
  • Flower Drum Song (sung by Miyoshi Umeki), 1961

I Am My Ideal

  • Words and music by Guy Hemric and Jerry Styner
  • Beach Blanket Bingo (Harvey Lembeck and the Rats), 1965

I Am the Captain

  • Words and music by Cole Porter, 1940
  • Broadway Melody of 1940 (sung and danced by Eleanor Powell and Men’s Chorus), 1940

I Am the Monarch of the Sea

  • Words by William S. Gilbert, music by Sir Arthur Sullivan
  • From the light opera “H.M.S. Pinafore,” 1878
  • I Could Go On Singing (sung by Judy Garland and Boys), 1963

I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General

  • Words by William S. Gilbert, music by Sir Arthur Sullivan, ~1879
  • From the light opera “The Pirates of Penzance” (“The Slave of Duty”), first performed in 1879
  • The Pirates of Penzance (performed by George Rose, Pirates and Daughters), 1983

I Ask You

  • Written by Sammy Cahn and Vernon Duke, ~ 1952
  • April in Paris (sung by Doris Day, Claude Dauphin and Ray Bolger), 1952

I Begged Her

  • Written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne, 1944
  • Anchors Aweigh (performed by Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly), 1945

I Believe

  • Words by Sammy Cahn, music by Jule Styne, 1947
  • It Happened in Brooklyn (sung and danced by Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante and Bobby Long), 1947

I Believe in You

  • Words and music by Frank Loesser, 1961
  • Introduced by Robert Morse in the stage musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” 1961
  • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (sung by Michelle Lee, later sung by Robert Morse), 1967

I Cain’t Say No

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

I Can Always Find a Little Sunshine at the YMCA

  • Words and music by Irving Berlin, 1918
  • Alexander’s Ragtime Band (sung by The King’s Men), 1938

I Can Do Without You

  • Words by Paul Francis Webster, music by Sammy Fain, ~ 1953
  • Calamity Jane (sung by Doris Day and Howard Keel), 1953

I Can See You

  • Written by Nicholas Brodszky and Sammy Cahn, ~ 1951
  • Rich, Young and Pretty (Vic Damone and Jane Powell), 1951

I Can Talk

  • Words and music by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, 1972
  • Charlotte’s Web (sung by Henry Gibson), 1972

I Can’t Be Bothered Now

  • Words by Ira Gershwin, music by George Gershwin, 1937
  • A Damsel in Distress (Fred Astaire), 1937

I Can’t Begin to Tell You

  • Words by Mack Gordon, music by Jimmy Monaco, 1945
  • The Dolly Sisters (sung by John Payne, reprised by Betty Grable), 1945
  • Nominated for Best Song Academy Award for 1946

I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love with Me

  • Words and music by Clarence Gaskill and Jimmy McHugh, 1927
  • Introduced by Winnie Lightner in the stage revue “Gay Paree”
  • Looking for Love (sung by Connie Francis and Danny Thomas), 1964
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie (sung by unidentified male singer on record player), 1967

I Can’t Dance (I Got Ants in My Pants)

  • Written by Clarence Williams and Charles Gaines
  • Meet the People (comic song and dance number by Ziggie Talent with Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra), 1944

I Can’t Do the Sum

  • Words by Glen McDonough, music by Victor Herbert, 1903
  • Introduced in the operetta “Babes in Toyland,” 1903
  • Words adapted by Mel Leven, music adapted by George Bruns, 1961
  • Babes in Toyland (sung by Annette Funicello and Chorus), 1961

I Can’t Escape from You

  • Words by Leo Robin, music by Richard A. Whiting, 1936
  • Rhythm on the Range (sung by Bing Crosby), 1936

I Can’t Forget the Melody

  • Words and music by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman, 1975
  • The Slipper and the Rose (sung by Gemma Craven), 1976

I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (Baby)

  • Words by Dorothy Fields, music by Jimmy McHugh, 1928
  • Introduced by Aida Ward and Willard McLean in the stage revue “Lew Leslie’s Blackbirds of 1928”
  • Stormy Weather (sung and danced by Lena Horne, Bill Robinson and Chorus), 1943
  • The Helen Morgan Story (Gogi Grant dubbing for Ann Blyth), 1957