Happy Days Are Here Again

Happy Days Are Here Again (m. Milton Ager , w. Jack Yellen) was introduced by Leo Reisman and His Orchestra, with Lou Levin, vocal (November 1929). In 1930 it was used in the film Chasing Rainbows. Today, the song is probably best remembered as the campaign song for Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s (FDR) successful 1932 Presidential campaign. Since FDR’s use of the song, it has come to be recognized as the unofficial theme of the Democratic Party. The lyrics suggest optimism and buoyancy. – adapted from Wikipedia

Wikipedia lists about 75 films in which the song is used in the soundtrack.

Sam Lanin & his Orchestra – 1929

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Leo Reisman & his Orchestra, vocal by Lou Levin – 1929

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Charles King – 1930

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Annette Hanshaw – 1930

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Jack Hylton and his Orchestra – 1930

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Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand perform the song as part of the medley Get Happy / Happy Days Are Here Again, Episode #9 of The Judy Garland Show, taped October 4, 1963

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