Get Happy (song)

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"Get Happy" is a song composed by Harold Arlen, with lyrics written by Ted Koehler.wikipedia
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Harold Arlen

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"Get Happy" is a song composed by Harold Arlen, with lyrics written by Ted Koehler.
In 1929, Arlen composed his first well-known song: "Get Happy" (with lyrics by Ted Koehler).

Ted Koehler

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"Get Happy" is a song composed by Harold Arlen, with lyrics written by Ted Koehler.
In 1929 the duo composed their first well-known song, "Get Happy", and went on to create "Let's Fall in Love", "Stormy Weather" and other hit songs.

Summer Stock

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Influenced by the Get Happy tradition, it is most associated with Judy Garland, who performed it in her last MGM film Summer Stock (1950) and in live concert performances throughout the rest of her life.
The film's most famous scene is the now legendary final song-and-dance number "Get Happy" performed by Garland in a tuxedo jacket, black fedora, and black nylons to an arrangement by Skip Martin.

Duets (Glee)

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In the 2010 Glee episode "Duets", Lea Michele and Chris Colfer (as their characters Rachel Berry and Kurt Hummel) performed the song as part of the same mash-up that Streisand and Garland sang.
The episode featured seven cover versions, including a mash-up of "Happy Days Are Here Again" and "Get Happy" by Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland, respectively.

Judy Garland

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Influenced by the Get Happy tradition, it is most associated with Judy Garland, who performed it in her last MGM film Summer Stock (1950) and in live concert performances throughout the rest of her life.
She agreed to do it provided the song should be "Get Happy".

Happy Days Are Here Again

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Garland sang this song with Barbra Streisand in a mash-up that also included "Happy Days Are Here Again" on The Judy Garland Show in 1963.
Streisand sang this song on The Judy Garland Show, in a medley with Garland's "Get Happy".

AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs

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The versions from Summer Stock finished at #61 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema.

Kurt Hummel

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In the 2010 Glee episode "Duets", Lea Michele and Chris Colfer (as their characters Rachel Berry and Kurt Hummel) performed the song as part of the same mash-up that Streisand and Garland sang.
She reminds Kurt that the club members value him highly and that he is not alone, and asks him to sing the Judy Garland / Barbra Streisand duet of "Get Happy" and "Happy Days Are Here Again" with her.

Bombshells (House)

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In the season seven episode of House, "Bombshells", Cuddy has bizarre dreams after finding blood in her urine.
The final dream is a stylized version of "Get Happy" starring House in a large musical production.

Benny Goodman

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Goodman's band was one of three to perform on Let's Dance, playing arrangements by Henderson along with hits such as "Get Happy" and "Limehouse Blues" by Spud Murphy.

Merrie Melodies

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An instrumental, hot jazz arrangement of the song, performed by Abe Lyman's Brunswick Recording Orchestra, served as the original theme music for Warner Bros.' Merrie Melodies cartoons from 1931 to 1933.
By 1937, the theme music for Looney Tunes was "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" by Cliff Friend and Dave Franklin, and the theme music for Merrie Melodies was an adaptation of "Merrily We Roll Along" by Charles Tobias, Murray Mencher and Eddie Cantor (the original theme was "Get Happy" by Harold Arlen, played at a faster tempo).

Young Man with a Horn (soundtrack)

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Frank Sinatra

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Sinatra's second album with Riddle, Swing Easy!, which reflected his "love for the jazz idiom" according to Granata, was released on August 2 of that year and included "Just One of Those Things", "Taking a Chance on Love", "Get Happy", and "All of Me".

Rebecca Ferguson (singer)

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The lead single "Get Happy" was added to BBC Radio 2's playlist and the album charted at number 7, becoming Ferguson's third consecutive Top Ten charted album in the UK charts.

Duets (Barbra Streisand album)

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Her medley of "Get Happy / Happy Days Are Here Again" with Judy Garland was originally performed live on The Judy Garland Show in 1963.

Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall

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The songs on the album are identical to those performed on Garland's 1961 album, Judy at Carnegie Hall, except Wainwright's album included "Get Happy" as a bonus track in the UK and on iTunes in the US.

Get Happy (gospel music)

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Influenced by the Get Happy tradition, it is most associated with Judy Garland, who performed it in her last MGM film Summer Stock (1950) and in live concert performances throughout the rest of her life.