It’s All About YOU!

 

It all started with the opportunity to play an intimate concert for about 6 couples in the home of some former jazz piano students of mine. This husband and wife invite close friends over for an hour concert (with a dessert break in the middle) dedicated to the memory of Marty’s great aunt – a piano teacher who willed them her grand piano. It is a sweet gig for me, especially since I get to work up solo piano repertoire and select what I wish to play for a small, very appreciative audience.

For this upcoming recital I thought it would be fun to choose tunes which have the word “you” in the title and call the theme “It’s All About YOU!.” Little did I know just how many tune titles include the word ‘You’ (over 800). I decided to exclude those which are seasonal (We Wish You a Merry Christmas/What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve), non jazzy/gospel religious tunes (You Are Holy/You Are a Mighty God), non English language titles (Eres Tú), no “your” or contractions such as “you’re” “you’d” or “you’ve”, and no rap numbers like “You” by Lil’ Wayne because a cocktail pianist like me couldn’t do it justice – haha!

My husband and I thought of about 40 tunes, and then I decided to ask musicians at a FaceBook group called The Jazz World to help with more. Some people added video clips, others contributed lists 200+ titles long. They have kept me busy trying to catalogue all the “YOU” titles, while I had loads of fun hearing many obvious, swinging, and silly suggestions! There will be a contest at the party, where the guests will have to guess the titles of about 16 selected tunes, and then we will end by all singing It Had To Be You. 

Here are some of the funniest titles: You Won’t Be Satisfied Until You Break My Heart, The Ballad of You and Me and Pooneil, Crossword Mama You Puzzle Me, I Gave You Up Just Before You Threw Me Down, If You Can’t Be a Bell Cow Fall In Behind, If You Can’t Get a Drum With a Boom Boom Boom. (Over 30 YOU-tunes alone start with “If”).

Some titles pose a question: How Are You Goin’ To Wet Your Whistle? How Could You Believe Me When I Said I Love You When You Know I’ve Been a Liar? – which sounds like a whole country tune in the title right there – How Can I Miss You When You Won’t Go Away? Will You Love Me When My Flivver Is a Wreck? How Can You Love Me Like You Do Do Do? & How Can You Toot a Toot-Toot?  Speaking of that last stuttering song, what does THAT mean? And there was one scratchy old LP recording of a warbling woman singing a very old tune called, First You Got Me High… Hmmmm.

Here is a list of  YOU-tunes (as of 2/13/16) and if you come up with more that you don’t see here, feel free to add, and please let me know how to contact you by leaving your name/email info. I’ll Be Seeing You!

Original list by Debbie Denke and Kim Collins:

  • A SONG FOR YOU
  • ALL OF YOU
  • ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE
  • BECAUSE THERE’S NO YOU
  • CLOSE TO YOU
  • EMBRACEABLE YOU
  • EVERYTHING I’VE GOT BELONGS TO YOU
  • EXACTLY LIKE YOU
  • FORGET  YOU
  • I AND YOU AND YOU
  • I CRIED FOR YOU
  • I L.O.V.E. YOU (TAKE 6)
  • I LOVE YOU (COLE PORTER)
  • I MEAN YOU
  • I REMEMBER YOU
  • I WANT YOU BACK (MICHAEL JACKSON)
  • I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN
  • IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU
  • IT HAD TO BE YOU
  • IT MUST BE YOU
  • JUST THE WAY YOU ARE (BILLY JOEL)
  • JUST THE WAY YOU ARE (BRUNO MARS)
  • JUST YOU JUST ME
  • LET ME CALL YOU SWEETHEART
  • LOVE YOU MADLY
  • MARRY YOU
  • NOTHING ON YOU (BRUNO MARS)
  • ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE
  • P.S. I LOVE YOU
  • THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME BE MICE ELF
  • THE NEARNESS OF YOU
  • THE SONG IS YOU
  • THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT
  • THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU
  • TILL THERE WAS YOU
  • WAIT TILL YOU SEE HER
  • WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR
  • YOU AND I (ONE DIRECTION)
  • YOU AND I (STEVIE WONDER)
  • YOU AND THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC
  • YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE
  • YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL
  • YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE
  • YOU BELONG TO ME (MICHAEL MCDONALD)
  • YOU GO TO MY HEAD
  • YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG
  • YOU MUST HAVE BEEN A BEAUTIFUL BABY
  • YOU STEPPED OUT OF A DREAM
  • YOU TOOK ADVANTAGE OF ME
  • YOU, YOU, YOU

Tunes contributed by The Jazz World:

  • A REMARK YOU MADE
  • A SONG FOR YOU (LEON RUSSELL)
  • A THOUSAND DREAMS OF YOU
  • AFTER YOU
  • ALL FOR YOU
  • ALL I DO IS DREAM OF YOU
  • ALWAYS TRUE TO YOU DARLING IN MY FASHION
  • ANYTHING YOU CAN DO I CAN DO BETTER
  • ARE YOU HAVING ANY FUN?
  • ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT/
  • BABY IT’S YOU
  • BABY WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME
  • BECAUSE I LOVE YOU
  • BEHAVIN’ MYSELF FOR YOU
  • BESS, YOU IS MY WOMAN
  • BLESS YOU FOR THE GOOD THAT’S IN YOU
  • BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME?
  • CALLING YOU
  • COULD IT BE YOU?
  • DEPENDING ON YOU
  • DO I MOVE YOU?
  • DO NOTHING TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME
  • DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC?
  • DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO MISS NEW ORLEANS?
  • DO YOU LOVE ME?
  • DO YOU MISS NEW YORK?
  • DO YOU WANNA DANCE?
  • EVERYONE KNOWS THAT I’M IN LOVE WITH YOU
  • EVERYTHING BUT YOU
  • FIRST YOU HAVE ME HIGH
  • FOR YOU, FOR ME, FOREVER MORE
  • GEE BABY AIN’T I GOOD TO YOU
  • GETTING TO KNOW YOU
  • HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY THAT I LOVE YOU
  • HAVE YOU MET MISS JONES?
  • HEY YOU GET OFF OF MY CLOUD
  • HOW ABOUT YOU?
  • HOW CAN I MISS YOU IF YOU WON’T GO AWAY
  • HOW COME YOU DO ME LIKE YOU DO DO DO?
  • HOW COULD YOU BELIEVE IN ME?
  • HOW DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO TO ME?
  • HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING?
  • HOW DO YOU SAY AUF WIEDERSHEN?
  • HOW DO YOU SPELL LOVE?
  • I BELIEVE IN YOU
  • I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE
  • I CAN’T MAKE YOU LOVE ME
  • I CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU
  • I COULD HAVE TOLD YOU
  • I COULD MAKE YOU LOVE ME
  • I DON’T STAND A GHOST OF A CHANCE WITH YOU
  • IF YOU ARE BUT A DREAM
  • I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL
  • I GOT A CRUSH ON YOU
  • I GOT YOU BABE
  • I LIKE WHAT YOU LIKE
  • I LIKE YOU, YOU’RE NICE
  • I LOVE THE WAY YOU SAY GOODNIGHT
  • I LOVE YOU (WOODKID)
  • I LOVE YOU MORE THAN YOU’LL EVER KNOW
  • I LOVES YOU PORGY
  • I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU
  • I PUT A SPELL ON YOU
  • I REALLY LOVE YOU
  • I THINK I LOVE YOU
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU
  • I TOLD YOU I LOVE YOU NOW GET OUT!
  • I WAITED FOR YOU
  • I WANNA BE LIKE YOU (JUNGLE BOOK)
  • I WANT YOU (MARVIN GAYE)
  • I WANT YOU TO BE MY BABY
  • I WAS TELLING HIM ABOUT YOU
  • I WILL WAIT FOR YOU
  • I WISH YOU LOVE
  • I’D KNOW YOU ANYWHERE
  • I’LL BE GLAD WHEN YOU’RE DEAD YOU RASCAL YOU
  • I’LL BE SEEING YOU
  • I’LL SEE YOU AGAIN
  • I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS
  • I’M A FOOL TO WANT YOU
  • I’M BEGINNING TO THINK YOU CARE
  • I’M CONFESSING THAT I LOVE YOU
  • I’M GETTING SENTIMENTAL OVER YOU
  • I’M GLAD THERE IS YOU
  • I’M GOING TO LAUGH YOU RIGHT OUT OF MY LIFE
  • I’M SHADOWING YOU
  • I’M TIRED OF EVERYTHING BUT YOU
  • IF EVER I WOULD LEAVE YOU
  • IF I LOVED YOU
  • IF I SHOULD LOSE YOU
  • IF I WERE YOU
  • IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW
  • IF YOU’D STAY THE WAY I DREAMED ABOUT YOU
  • IF YOU NEVER COME
  • IF YOU SEE SALLY
  • IF YOU SHOULD EVER LEAVE ME
  • IF YOU TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT
  • IF YOU WANT THE RAINBOW
  • IS YOU IS OR IS YOU AIN’T MY BABY?
  • IT ALL DEPENDS ON YOU
  • IT ONLY HAPPENS WHEN I DANCE WITH YOU
  • IT WAS NEVER YOU
  • IT’S ALWAYS YOU
  • IT’S YOU I LIKE
  • IT’S YOU OR NO ONE
  • I’VE GOT MY EYES ON YOU
  • KEEPING MYSELF FOR YOU
  • LAWD YOU MADE THE NIGHT TOO LONG
  • LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU
  • LET ME LOVE YOU
  • LOOKING AT YOU
  • LOVE IS WHERE YOU FIND IT
  • LOVE, YOU DIDN’T DO RIGHT BY ME
  • MEMORIES OF YOU
  • MOONLIGHT BECOMES YOU
  • MORE THAN YOU KNOW
  • MY INSPIRATION IS YOU
  • NEAR YOU
  • NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
  • NOTHING LIKE YOU
  • OH YOU CRAZY MOON
  • ONE SWEET LETTER FROM YOU
  • PICTURE ME WITHOUT YOU
  • REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE
  • RHODE ISLAND IS FAMOUS FOR YOU
  • SAVING ALL MY LOVE FOR YOU
  • SAVING MYSELF FOR YOU
  • SINCE I FELL FOR YOU
  • SING YOU SINNERS
  • SOFTLY AS I LEAVE YOU
  • SOMEBODY LOVES YOU
  • SOMETHING TO REMEMBER YOU BY
  • SPRING CAN REALLY HANG YOU UP THE MOST
  • STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU
  • SWEET SUE, JUST YOU
  • TAIN’T WHAT YOU DO
  • THANK YOU
  • THAT’S HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU BABY
  • THE BALLAD OF YOU AND ME AND POONIEL
  • THE BEST THING FOR YOU WOULD BE ME
  • THE HEART YOU STOLE FROM ME
  • THE MORE I SEE YOU
  • THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU
  • THE TROUBLE WITH ME IS YOU
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU
  • THEN I’LL BE TIRED OF YOU
  • THERE’S NO YOU
  • THINKING OF YOU
  • THIS GUY’S IN LOVE WITH YOU
  • THIS I DIG OF YOU
  • TIL YOU
  • TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME
  • WELL ALRIGHT OK YOU WIN
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR’S EVE (SEASONAL)
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
  • WHAT DO YOU MEAN? (BIEBER)
  • WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
  • WHEN DID YOU LEAVE HEAVEN?
  • WHEN I AM HOUSEKEEPING FOR YOU
  • WHEN I LOST YOU
  • WHERE ARE YOU?
  • WHERE CAN I GO WITHOUT YOU/
  • WHERE DO YOU START
  • WHEREVER YOU ARE
  • WHO DO YOU LOVE?
  • WHY CAN’T YOU BEHAVE
  • WHY DON’T YOU DO RIGHT?
  • WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW?
  • WITH PLENTY OF MONEY AND YOU
  • WITHOUT YOU
  • WON’T YOU COME HOME BILL BAILEY?
  • YEARNING JUST FOR YOU
  • YOU
  • YOU AND I (BETTY CARTER AND RAY CHARLES)
  • YOU AND ME
  • YOU AND ME AND A DOG NAMED BOO
  • YOU ARE MY LUCKY STAR
  • YOU ARE MY SPECIAL ANGEL
  • YOU ARE THE ONE FOR ME
  • YOU ARE THERE
  • YOU ARE TOO BEAUTIFUL
  • YOU BEAT ME TO THE PUNCH
  • YOU BELONG TO ME (JO STAFFORD VERSION)
  • YOU BETTER GO NOW
  • YOU BETTER LOVE ME WHILE YOU MAY
  • YOU BROUGHT A NEW KIND OF LOVE TO ME
  • YOU CALL IT MADNESS
  • YOU CAME A LONG WAY FROM ST. LOUIS
  • YOU CAN CALL ME AL
  • YOU CAN DEPEND ON ME
  • YOU CAN TAKE MY WORD FOR IT BABY
  • YOU CAN’T GET A MAN WITH A GUN
  • YOU CAN’T STOP THE BEAT
  • YOU CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME
  • YOU COULDN’T BE CUTER
  • YOU DO SOMETHING TO ME
  • YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME
  • YOU DON’T KNOW ME
  • YOU DON’T KNOW MY MIND
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS
  • YOU FASCINATE ME SO
  • YOU FOR ME
  • YOU GOT ME
  • YOU GOTTA BE
  • YOU GOTTA HAVE A GIMMICK
  • YOU GOTTA PAY THE BAND
  • YOU HAVE LIVED IN AUTUMN
  • YOU HIT THE SPOT
  • YOU KEEP COMING BACK LIKE A SONG
  • YOU LEAVE ME BREATHLESS
  • YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU
  • YOU MADE ME SO VERY HAPPY
  • YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW
  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING
  • YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
  • YOU OTTA BE IN PICTURES
  • YOU OUGHT TO BE HAVING FUN
  • YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME
  • YOU REALLY GOT ME
  • YOU SAY YOU CARE
  • YOU SEND ME
  • YOU SHOWED ME THE WAY
  • YOU STARTED SOMETHING
  • YOU TAUGHT MY HEART TO SING
  • YOU TURN ME ON BABY
  • YOU TURNED THE TABLES ON ME
  • YOU WERE ALWAYS ON MY MIND
  • YOU WERE ONLY FOOLING
  • YOU WERE THERE
  • YOU WON’T BE SATISFIED UNTIL YOU BREAK MY HEART
  • YOU WON’T FORGET ME
  • YOU, YOU’RE DRIVING ME CRAZY
  • YOU’RE MINE YOU
  • YOU MUSN’T KICK IT AROUND
  • YOU’RE NOBODY TIL SOMEBODY LOVES YOU

List by Gary Kiser:

  • ADORING YOU
  • AFTER ALL THAT I’VE BEEN TO YOU
  • AFTER I’VE CALLED YOU SWEETHEART
  • AFTER YOU GET WHAT YOU WANT, YOU DON’T WANT IT
  • AIN’T NOTHIN’, NOTHIN’, BABY WITHOUT YOU
  • AIN’T YOU ASHAMED
  • AIN’T YOU BABY?
  • AIN’T YOU COMING BACK TO DIXIELAND
  • AIN’T YOU COMING OUT, MALINDA
  • ALL BECAUSE OF YOU
  • ALL FOR YOU
  • ALL I DO IS DREAM OF YOU
  • ALL MY LIFE
  • ALL THE LITTLE LOVIN’ THAT I HAD FOR YOU IS GONE, GONE, GONE
  • ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE
  • AM I WASTING MY TIME ON YOU?
  • AND ESPECIALLY YOU!
  • ANNA, LET ME HEAR FROM YOU
  • ANYTHING YOU SAY
  • ARE YOU ALL FROM THE SOUTH?
  • ARE YOU FROM DIXIE?
  • ARE YOU HALF THE MAN YOUR MOTHER THOUGHT YOU’D BE
  • ARE YOU HAPPY?
  • ARE YOU HAVIN’ ANY FUN?
  • ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT?
  • ARE YOU SORRY?
  • AREN’T YOU GLAD YOU’RE YOU
  • AREN’T YOU KIND OF GLAD WE DID?
  • BABY – OH WHERE CAN YOU BE?
  • BABY OH WHERE CAN YOU BE?
  • BABY WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME
  • BABY, ARE YOU KIDDIN’?
  • BABY, WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO?
  • BEAUTIFUL GIRL, I LOVE YOU
  • BECAUSE OF YOU
  • BILL BAILEY WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME?
  • BLESS YOU! SISTER
  • BLUE BECAUSE OF YOU
  • BLUE BIRD, WHY DON’T YOU CALL ON ME?
  • BLUE BONNET, YOU MAKE ME FEEL BLUE
  • BLUE LITTLE YOU
  • BLUE, TURNING GREY OVER YOU
  • BLUES, WHY DON’T YOU LEAVE ME ALONE?
  • BRING IT WITH YOU WHEN YOU COME
  • BROTHER, CAN YOU SPARE A DIME
  • BROWN EYES WHY ARE YOU BLUE?
  • BUT I DO – YOU KNOW I DO
  • BUT I LOVED YOU
  • BUT YOU DO
  • CAN I TELL YOU?
  • CAN YOU TAME WILD WIMMEN?
  • CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU
  • CAN’T YOU HEAR ME CALLIN’, CAROLINE
  • CAN’T YOU READ BETWEEN THE LINES?
  • CAN’T YOU SEE I’M LONELY
  • CAN’T YOU SEE? (HOW I LOVE YOU)
  • CARESSING YOU
  • CHERIE, I LOVE YOU
  • CLOSE TO YOU
  • CONCENTRATIN’ ON YOU
  • COULD YOU CARE FOR ME
  • CROSSWORD MAMMA, YOU PUZZLE ME..
  • A CUP OF COFFEE A SANDWICH, AND YOU
  • THE CUTE LITTLE THINGS YOU DO
  • DADDY WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME
  • DADDY, I AIN’T MAD AT YOU
  • THE DAY THAT I MET YOU
  • The DAY YOU CAME ALONG
  • DE BAD MAN WILL KETCH YOU
  • DEDICATED TO YOU
  • DEVIL’S GONNA GET YOU
  • DID YOU EVER
  • DID YOU EVER SEE A DREAM WALKING?..
  • DID YOU MEAN IT?
  • DIDN’T I TELL YOU?
  • DO I LOVE YOU (PORTER)
  • DO I LOVE YOU (HAMMERSTEIN)
  • DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME
  • DO YOU BELIEVE IN DREAMS?
  • DO YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE AT SIGHT?
  • DO YOU CARE?
  • DO YOU EVER THINK OF ME
  • DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO MISS NEW ORLEANS
  • DO YOU KNOW? (WELL I DO)
  • DO YOU MISS YOUR SWEETHEART?
  • Don’t You Know I Care
  • DON’T BELIEVE ALL YOU HEAR, HONEY
  • DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU DREAM
  • DON’T LET THE SUN CATCH YOU CRYIN’
  • DON’T MAKE ME CRY (OVER YOU)
  • DON’T YOU KNOW I CARE
  • DON’T YOU KNOW OR DON’T YOU CARE
  • DON’T YOU LEAVE ME HERE
  • DON’T YOU REMEMBER ME
  • DREAM OF LOVE AND YOU (LIEBESTRAUM)
  • DREAM OF YOU
  • EITHER YOU DO OR YOU DON’T
  • EMBRACEABLE YOU
  • ESPECIALLY FOR YOU
  • ESPECIALLY YOU!
  • EV’RY DAY AWAY FROM YOU
  • EV’RYONE SAYS “I LOVE YOU”
  • EVERY EVENING, I MISS YOU
  • EVERY NIGHT I CRY MYSELF TO SLEEP OVER YOU
  • EVERYBODY LOVES YOU
  • EVERYTHING BUT YOU
  • EVERYTHING DEPENDS ON YOU
  • EVERYTIME I LOOK AT YOU
  • EVERYWHERE YOU GO
  • EXACTLY LIKE YOU
  • FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU
  • FOR 2¢ I’D LEAVE YOU
  • FOR JUST A LITTLE LOVE FROM YOU
  • FOR YOU
  • FOREVER AND EVER WITH YOU
  • FORGET IF YOU CAN
  • FORGETTING YOU
  • GEE BABY, AIN’T I GOOD TO YOU
  • GEE, BUT I’D LIKE TO MAKE YOU HAPPY
  • THE GIRL IN MY DREAMS TRIES TO LOOK LIKE YOU
  • GO BACK WHERE YOU STAYED LAST NIGHT
  • GOOD LITTLE BAD LITTLE YOU
  • GOT A NEED FOR YOU
  • GOT EVERYTHING BUT YOU
  • GOT YOU WHERE I WANT YOU
  • A GREAT BIG BUNCH OF YOU
  • GREEK TO YOU
  • GRIEVING FOR YOU
  • HAPPY-GO-LUCKY YOU AND BROKEN-HEARTED ME
  • HAVE A SMILE FOR EVERY ONE YOU MEET
  • HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY THAT I LOVE YOU?
  • Have You Ever Been Blue
  • HAVE YOU EVER BEEN LONELY
  • HAVE YOU EVER FELT THAT WAY?
  • HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN
  • HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN SO SOON
  • HAVE YOU MET MISS JONES?
  • HAVIN’ YOU AROUND IS HEAVEN
  • HELLO ALOHA – HOW ARE YOU?
  • HELLO, HAWAII, HOW ARE YOU?
  • HEY! MAMMY TELL PAPPY, WHO’S BABY ARE YOU?
  • HOBO, YOU CAN’T RIDE THIS TRAIN
  • HONEY, I’M IN LOVE WITH YOU
  • HONEY, WHERE YOU BEEN SO LONG?
  • A HOT DOG, A BLANKET AND YOU
  • THE HOURS I SPENT WITH YOU
  • HOW ABOUT YOU AND ME?
  • HOW ABOUT YOU?
  • HOW ARE YOU GOIN’ TO WET YOUR WHISTLE?
  • HOW CAN I GET IT (WHEN YOU KEEP
  • HOW CAN I TELL YOU I LOVE YOU
  • HOW CAN YOU FACE ME?
  • HOW CAN YOU LOOK SO GOOD?
  • HOW CAN YOU SAY YOU LOVE ME?
  • HOW CAN YOU TOOT A TOOT-TOOT?
  • HOW COME YOU DO ME LIKE YOU DO
  • HOW COULD YOU BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAID I LOVE YOU WHEN YOU KNOW I’VE BEEN A LIAR
  • HOW DO YOU DO, MISS RAGTIME?
  • HOW MANY HEARTS HAVE YOU BROKEN?
  • HOW YOU GONNA KEEP KOOL?
  • HOW’D YOU LIKE TO BE THE ICEMAN?
  • HUGGABLE KISSABLE YOU
  • I CALL YOU SUGAR
  • I CALLED YOU MY SWEETHEART
  • I CAN BEAT YOU DOIN’ WHAT YOU’RE DOIN’
  • I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE
  • I CAN SEE YOU ALL OVER THE PLACE
  • I Can’t Give you Anything But Love
  • I CAN’T BEGIN TO TELL YOU
  • I CAN’T ESCAPE FROM YOU
  • I CAN’T FIND A SUBSTITUTE FOR YOU
  • I CAN’T FORGET YOU, SOMEHOW
  • I CAN’T GET OVER A GIRL LIKE YOU
  • I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE
  • I CAN’T KEEP YOU OUT OF MY DREAMS
  • I CAN’T LOSE THAT LONGING FOR YOU….
  • I CAN’T STOP BABYING YOU
  • I CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU
  • I CAN’T TELL YOU WHY I LOVE YOU, BUT I DO
  • I CAN’T THINK OF NOTHIN’ IN THE WIDE, WIDE WORLD BUT YOU
  • I CONCENTRATE YOU YOU
  • I CRIED FOR YOU
  • I DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT YOU
  • I DIDN’T START IN TO LOVE YOU
  • I DON’T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT YOU
  • I DON’T WANT YOU TO CRY OVER ME
  • I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU USED TO BE
  • I DON’T CARE WHOSE MAMA YOU WERE
  • I DON’T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT YOU
  • I DON’T LOVE NOBODY BUT YOU
  • I DON’T WANT TO LOVE YOU
  • I DON’T WANT TO WALK WITHOUT YOU
  • I DOUBLE DARE YOU
  • I DREAM A LOT ABOUT YOU
  • I DREAM OF YOU
  • I FOUND A WAY TO LOVE YOU
  • I FOUND YOU OUT WHEN I FOUND YOU IN
  • I GAVE YOU UP JUST BEFORE YOU THREW ME DOWN
  • I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL.
  • I GOTTA LEAVE YOU NOW
  • I GUESS IT WAS YOU ALL THE TIME……
  • I GUESS THAT WILL HOLD YOU FOR AWHILE
  • I HAD SOMEONE ELSE BEFORE I HAD YOU..
  • I HAD TO LOSE YOU
  • I HADN’T ANYONE TILL YOU
  • I HATE A MAN LIKE YOU
  • I HATE TO LOSE YOU
  • I HEARD YOU CRIED LAST NIGHT
  • I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW
  • I LIKE WHAT YOU LIKE
  • I LOVE YOU
  • I LOVE YOU IN THE SAME SWEET WAY
  • I LOVE YOU SO MUCH IT HURTS
  • I Love You, Apples
  • I LOVE, I LOVE, I LOVE MY WIFE BUT OH YOU KID
  • I MISS YOU MOST OF ALL
  • I NEED YOU NOW
  • I ONLY FOUND YOU FOR SOMEBODY ELSE
  • I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU
  • I REMEMBER YOU
  • I STILL BELIEVE IN YOU
  • I STILL LOVE TO KISS YOU GOODNIGHT
  • I STILL LOVE YOU
  • I THINK OF YOU
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU
  • I USED TO LOVE YOU, BUT IT’S ALL OVER NOW
  • I WANNA BE LOVED BY YOU
  • I WANNA SING ABOUT YOU
  • I WANT YOU, MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT
  • I WANTS TO PICK A BONE WITH YOU
  • I WILL WAIT FOR YOU
  • I WISH YOU LOVE
  • I WISH YOU THE BEST
  • I WONDER WHOSE DANCING WITH YOU TONIGHT
  • I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR YOU
  • I WOULDN’T CHANGE YOU FOR THE WORLD
  • I’ll LOVE YOU MORE FOR LOSING YOU A WHILE
  • I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS
  • I’M GETTING’ SENTIMENTAL OVER YOU
  • I’M SORRY I MADE YOU CRY
  • I’D BE LOST WITHOUT YOU
  • I’D DO ANYTHING FOR YOU
  • I’D RATHER BE A BEGGAR WITH YOU
  • I’D RATHER BE BLUE OVER YOU
  • I’D RATHER CRY OVER YOU
  • IF I CAN’T HAVE YOU
  • IF I COULD BE WITH YOU
  • IF I HAD A GIRL LIKE YOU
  • IF I HAD A TALKING PICTURE OF YOU
  • IF I HAD YOU
  • IF I LET YOU GET AWAY WITH IT ONCE
  • IF I LOVED YOU
  • IF I SHOULD LOSE YOU
  • IF I WERE A BEE AND YOU WERE A RED, RED ROSE
  • IF THE REST OF THE WORLD DON’T WANT YOU
  • IF THE WORLD DON’T TREAT YOU RIGHT, COME HOME
  • IF YOU AIN’T GOT IT, GO AND GET IT
  • IF YOU ARE NO ONE’S SWEETHEART
  • IF YOU BELIEVED IN ME
  • IF YOU CAN DREAM
  • IF YOU CAN’T CONTROL YOUR MAN
  • IF YOU CAN’T GET FIVE TAKE TWO
  • IF YOU CAN’T BE A BELL COW FALL IN BEHIND
  • IF YOU CAN’T GET A DRUM WITH A BOOM- BOOM-BOOM
  • IF YOU COULD CARE
  • IF YOU DO WHAT YOU DO
  • IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE I LOVE YOU
  • IF YOU DON’T CARE ABOUT ME
  • IF YOU DON’T THINK SO, YOU’RE CRAZY
  • IF YOU DON’T WANT ME BLUES
  • IF YOU DON’T WANT ME, SEND ME TO MY MA
  • IF YOU DON’T, I KNOW WHO WILL
  • IF YOU EVER CHANGE YOUR MIND
  • IF YOU EVER GET LONELY
  • IF YOU EVER SHOULD LEAVE
  • IF YOU GO, YOU’LL COME BACK, BY AND BY
  • IF YOU HADN’T GONE AWAY
  • IF YOU KNEW HOW I LOVE YOU
  • IF YOU KNEW SUZIE
  • IF YOU KNEW WHAT IT MEANT TO BE LONESOME
  • IF YOU LIKE ME LIKE I LIKE YOU…….
  • IF YOU LIVED IN THE MOUNTAINS
  • IF YOU LOVE ME, REALLY LOVE ME…….
  • IF YOU SAW ALL THAT I SAW IN ARKANSAS
  • IF YOU SEE MY MOTHER

List by Joanna Koford:

  • A Picture of Me Without You
  • After All I’ve Done for You
  • After You, Who?
  • Alone With You
  • Altogether Too Fond of You
  • Always True to You in My Fashion
  • Are You In the Mood
  • Aren’t You Kind of Glad We Did?
  • As I Love You
  • Between You and Me
  • Could It Be You?
  • Dedicated to You
  • Do I Still Love You?
  • Do You Want to See Paris?
  • Don’t Let it Bother You
  • Don’t Let it Get You Down
  • Don’t Tell Me Who You Are
  • Everything But You
  • For You, For Me, For Evermore
  • I Adore You
  • I Didn’t Know About You
  • I Hadn’t Anyone Till You
  • I Know You Know
  • I Love Being Here With You
  • I Love Only You
  • I Love You Samantha
  • I Love You So
  • I Shall Positively Pay You Next Monday
  • I Wanna Be Loved By You
  • I Want to Be Raided By You
  • I Worship You
  • I’d Rather Be Blue Over You
  • I’ll See You in C-U-B-A
  • I’m Afraid I Love You
  • I’m Afraid, Sweetheart, I Love You
  • I’m Getting Myself Ready for You
  • I’m Glad There Is You
  • I’m So Glad to Meet You
  • I’m So In Love With You
  • I’ve Got My Eyes On You
  • I’ve Got Some Unfinished Business With You
  • I’ve Got You On My Mind
  • If I Could Be With You
  • If I Give My Heart to You
  • If I Had You
  • If You Could Love Me
  • If You Ever Should Leave
  • If You Loved Me Truly
  • If You Smile at Me
  • It All Belongs to You
  • It Must Be Fun to Be You
  • It’s You I Like
  • Looking at You
  • Memories of You
  • Mind If I Make Love to You?
  • My Mother Would Love You
  • No One Ever Tells You
  • Not Only Should You Love Him
  • Now You Has Jazz
  • Oh, How Could I Go For You
  • Oh, You Beautiful Doll
  • PS I Love You
  • Should I Tell You I Love You?
  • T’Aint What You Do
  • Thank You
  • Thank You So Much Mrs. Lowsborough-Goodbye
  • That’s What You Mean to Me
  • That’s Why I Love You
  • The Very Thought of You
  • Then I’ll Be Tired of You
  • They Couldn’t Compare To You
  • Tonight I Love You More
  • Wait Till You See Her
  • Wait Till You See Him
  • We Drink to You, JJ Brody
  • When I Lost You, When You Awake, Why Can’t You Behave?
  • When I’m Eating Around With You
  • When You and I Were Strangers
  • Where Do You Go
  • Where Have You Been?
  • Where Would You Get Your Coat?
  • Who Wouldn’t Love You?
  • Who, But You?
  • Why Can’t You Behave?
  • Why Do You Want to Hurt Me So?
  • Why Don’t You Do Right
  • Why Should I Cry Over You
  • Why Should I Trust You?
  • Why Shouldn’t I Have You?
  • Will You Love Me When My Flivver is a Wreck?
  • Will You Still Be Mine
  • Won’t You Come Crusading With Me
  • Would Do Most Anything for You
  • Would You Like to Take a Walk
  • You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me
  • You Can Do No Wrong
  • You Can Have Him
  • You Can’t Beat My Bill
  • You Can’t Have Everything
  • You Couldn’t Be Cuter
  • You Don’t Know My Mind
  • You Don’t Know Paree
  • You Don’t Remind Me
  • You Forgot All the Words (While I Still Remember the Tune
  • You Hit the Spot
  • You Irritate Me So
  • You Keep Coming Back Like a Song
  • You Leave Me Breathless
  • You Make Up
  • You Never Know
  • You Said It
  • You Taught Me to Love Again
  • You Were Meant for Me
  • You Won’t Be Satisfied Until You Break My Heart
  • You Won’t Forget Me

 

Just when you thought There Will Never Be Another You…

NEW YOU’S NEWS (From The Jazz World and Beyond)

  • I WON’T LAST A DAY WITHOUT YOU
  • I’LL STRING ALONG WITH YOU
  • I’M GOING SHOPPING WITH YOU
  • IF I FORGET YOU
  • SOMEONE LIKE YOU (ADELE)
  • WHEN I SEE YOU AGAIN

DON’T STOP/CAN’T STOP

There are lots of YOU-tune titles which contain “Stop” and “You”. To quote the movie The Mask, “Somebody stop me!” Here they are:

Michael Jackson did two: DON’T STOP ‘TIL YOU GET ENOUGH,  I JUST CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU.

A word search for “I Can’t Stop Loving You” leads to this page of 8 tunes with the same or similar title:

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=I_Can%27t_Stop_Loving_You_(disambiguation)&oldid=538070160 WikIpedia I Can’t Stop Loving You (disambiguation) 

I Can’t Stop Loving You is a song by Don Gibson, also recorded by Ray Charles, Conway Twitty, Kitty Wells and others

I Can’t Stop Loving You may also refer to:

Now for some lyrics to tunes titled just like this It’s All About YOU contest:

It’s All About You, by…

McFly lyrics:

It’s all about you
All about you
It’s all about you, baby
It’s all about you
It’s all about you
All about you
It’s all about you

2Pac lyrics:

Ahh, yeah, yeah
It’s all about you, one time
I’ma say it’s all about you baby, yeah
Haha, for the b!t*@&$  that think it’s all about you
It’s all about you

There are also several Christian tunes titled, It’s All About You, and although we are not including religious YOU-tunes in this contest, here are the lyrics to the chorus of a tune called It’s All About You (Jesus) by Israel Houghton and Cindy Cruse Ratcliffe:

 It’s all about You
All about You
It’s all about You Jesus
It’s all about You
All about You
It’s all about You Jesus

Hmmm…, notice a lyric pattern among the 3 above songs?

A different Gospel choir-like song It’s All About You can be found posted by  Joseph Laniohan

Well known Contemporary Christian artist Michael W. Smith also has written his own tune called All About You. http://www.music-free-download.net/mp3/Michael-W–Smith/Download_All-About-You–_mp3_935964.html free mp3

This now concludes my blog on this topic. I am counting on There Will Never Be Another YOU, but – YOU never know!! Signing off with my YOUtube for you –  Debbie Denke plays I Loves You Porgy

UPDATE: NEWLY DISCOVERED NEW YOUS NEWS – WHO KNEW?

Recently while researching 1940’s songs (for a ’40s themed jazz trio gig in an airport hangar) I came across these gems from a book my dad left me called,  40 Years of Hit Tunes by ASCAP. The list of tunes which contain “You” in the title seems never ending. Here are some more to add to the list of about 800 by now.

Missed the list:

WHAT DO YOU DO IN THE INFANTRY? (1943)

DIG YOU LATER: A hubba-hubba-hubba (1945)

YOU CALL EVERYBODY DARLIN’ & YOU CAN’T SEE THE SUN WHEN YOU’RE CRYING (1946)

PAPA, WON’T YOU DANCE WITH ME? & THERE BUT FOR YOU GO I (1947)

MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY I LOVE YOU (1949)

2 Replies to “It’s All About YOU!”

  1. Goodness – what a tremendous list! I loved your title – and it really “fits” – and “covers more bases” than I ever realized! Thanks for sharing.

    God bless, and my love,

    Bub

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