Singin' in the Rain - Songs

Composer: Nacio Herb Brown (most of songs)

Lyricist: Arthur Freed (most of songs)


Most of the songs in "Singin' in the Rain" were from earlier movies and were written in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Only "Make 'Em Laugh" and "Moses Supposes" were new songs. A majority of the songs were composed by Nacio Herb Brown with lyrics by Arthur Freed.

Singin' in the Rain

Don, happy that Kathy loves him, walks out in the rain and starts dancing and "Singin' in the Rain."

The song "Singin' in the Rain" was first published in 1929 and performed in the film "The Hollywood Revue of 1929." It has been a very successful song and has been heard in 16 films. It has been recorded by popular artists, such as Sammy Davis Jr. and Judy Garland, as well as by international stars in both English and in foreign languages.

Fit as a Fiddle

"Fit as a Fiddle" was first heard in the film "College Coach" in 1933. The music was composed by Al Hoffman and Al Goodhart with lyrics by Arthur Freed.

All I Do is Dream of You

Kathy pops out of a cake at Don and Lena's party, singing "All I Do is Dream of You."

"All I Do is Dream of You" was introduced in the movie "Sadie McKee" in 1934. In later years, it was recorded by popular singers such as Perry Como, Dean Martin and Judy Garland.

You Were Meant for Me

Don tells Kathy how he feels about her and that "You Were Meant for Me."

"You Were Meant for Me" was first published in 1929 and sung in the movie musical "The Broadway Melody." Like many of the other songs from "Singin' in the Rain," "You Were Meant for Me" has been recorded by popular artists, including Perry Como and Audra McDonald.

Moses Supposes

Don and Cosmo mock Don's speech teacher when they sing and dance to "Moses Supposes."

"Moses Supposes" was composed by Roger Edens with lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green for the film "Singin' in the Rain."

Make 'Em Laugh

Cosmo tries to cheer Don up and he tells him that what is important is to "Make 'Em Laugh."

"Make 'Em Laugh" was the only new song written by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed for "Singin' in the Rain."

Beautiful Girl

"Beautiful Girl" is a number performed in a film on the studio's soundstage and Don spots Kathy as one of the girls in the chorus.

"Beautiful Girl" was originally heard in the 1933 film, "Stage Mother."

Good Morning

Don, Cosmo and Kathy stay up all night, trying to think of a way to save Don and Lena's film and when Cosmo finally comes up with an idea, they say that it is a "Good Morning."

"Good Morning," performed by Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds, was first written for the movie "Babes in Arms" in 1939.

Would You

Kathy dubs Lena's singing voice for the song "Would You."

"Would You" is another old song, originally written in 1936 for the film "San Francisco."

Broadway Rhythm Ballet

Cosmo describes the new idea for "The Dueling Cavaliers" to the producer and we see it envisioned in the "Broadway Rhythm Ballet."

The special "Broadway Rhythm Ballet" number consists of two songs written many years earlier: "Broadway Rhythm" from 1935 and "Broadway Melody" from 1929.

You Are My Lucky Star

Kathy expresses her love for Don and tells him, "You Are My Lucky Star."

"You Are My Lucky Star" was another song from 1935, appearing first in "Broadway Melody of 1936."