Happy Days Are Here Again


Happy Days Are Here Again (m. Milton Ager , w. Jack Yellen)

1929 recordings include those by Leo Reisman and his Orchestra, with vocal by Lou Levin, and Sam Lanin & his Orchestra. In 1930 it was used in the film Chasing Rainbows.

From Wikipedia:

Today, the song is usually remembered as the campaign song for Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s successful 1932 presidential campaign. According to Time magazine, it gained prominence after a spontaneous decision by Roosevelt’s advisers to play it at the 1932 Democratic National Convention, and went on to become the Democratic Party’s “unofficial theme song for years to come”.[6] The song is also associated with the Repeal of Prohibition, which occurred shortly after Roosevelt’s election where there were signs saying “Happy days are beer again” and so on.[7]

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



Sam Lanin & his Orchestra – 1929


Charles King – 1930


Annette Hanshaw – 1930


Ben Selvin and his Orchestra, vocals by The Crooners — recorded on 1 February 1930; issued in March 1930 on the single Columbia 2611-D, c/w “The One Girl”



Jack Hylton and his Orchestra — issued in December 1930 on the single (UK) His Master’s Voice B 5926 as the first song on side A of a “Talkie Hits Medley” — Sides A and B are designated as “1st Record” and “2nd Record.” Following an “Intro,” songs on side A include, in this order: “Happy Days Are Here Again,” My Baby Just Cares For Me,” “Let’s Go Native,” and “Happy Feet.”


Mitch Miller and the Gang — from the 1961 album TV Sing Along with Mitch, Columbia CL 1628



Barbra Streisand — issued 2 November 1962 on the 45 rpm single (US, Canada) Columbia 4-42631, b/w “When the Sun Comes Out” (m. Harold Arlen, w. Ted Koehler)


Barbra Streisand — from The Dinah Shore Show, Season 7, Episode 9, broadcast on 12 May 1963 — It was the final episode of the series.


Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand – medley “Get Happy” / “Happy Days Are Here Again”; from Episode #9 of The Judy Garland Show, taped 4 October 1963



Covers of the Garland and Streisand “Get Happy” / “Happy Days Are Here Again” duet medley

Anneliese van der Pol and Tyce Green — live performance; published at YouTube, 1 July 2015


SeneSisters – 2016

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  1. musicdoc1
    Jan 21, 2021 @ 16:51:14



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