Check out my It Had to Be You book summary and review  that I created to help you understand the basics of this great book.It Had to Be You is an American folk song written by Isham Jones and Gus Kahn. It was produced and published for the first time in Italy by Armando Di Piramo, a musician and impresario from Livorno in 1924, performed by the Milanese Cova Orchestra. 

It Had to Be You book
The song also became famous for being Harry's main theme, Meet Sally .(1989), achieving 60th place within AFI's 100 Years .100 Songs, a collection of one hundred American songs that contain . characterized by popularity, importance and cultural impact.

It Had to Be You book summary

Isham Jones got a small grand piano from his wife for his 30th birthday; then he is said to have composed four tunes within an hour, including "I'll See You in My Dreams", "The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else" and "It Had to Be You". Kahn's lyrics reflect the singer's search for an ideal partner and a realization that no one is perfect, "

accepting her bad temper and bossiness in a way that saddens him at times." His love keeps him faithful. If he finally chose her, it's not because she's perfect, but because she arouses him. Despite all your flaws, he tells her in a salacious compliment, I still love you.

"The mixture of sweetness and uncertainty - the sweetness in the music and the uncertainty in the lyrics - gave the song a more mature perspective than was common in the 1920s,"

 wrote Philip Furia and Michael Lasser in America's Songs. "Typical of the period, it has closed rhymes to match the brief melodic phrases, but it develops with a satisfying if cryptic logic."

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