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| lyricist = [[Cole Porter]]
 
| lyricist = [[Cole Porter]]
 
| artist = [[Frank Sinatra]]
 
| artist = [[Frank Sinatra]]
| album = ''[[Songs For Young Lovers]]'' (1954)<br />''[[The Main Event – Live]]'' (1974)<br />''[[Sinatra & Sextet: Live in Paris|Sinatra & Sextet]]''<br />''[[Frank Sinatra with the Red Norvo Quintet: Live in Australia, 1959|Live in Australia]]'' (1997)<br />''[[Sinatra ’57 in Concert]]'' (1999)<br />''[[Live from Las Vegas]]'' (2005)
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| album = ''[[Songs for Young Lovers]]'' (1954)<br />''[[Sinatra and Swingin' Brass]]'' (1962)<br />''[[The Main Event – Live]]'' (1974)<br />''[[Sinatra & Sextet: Live in Paris|Sinatra & Sextet]]''<br />''[[Frank Sinatra with the Red Norvo Quintet: Live in Australia, 1959|Live in Australia]]'' (1997)<br />''[[Sinatra ’57 in Concert]]'' (1999)<br />''[[Live from Las Vegas]]'' (2005)
 
| recording = November 6, 1953
 
| recording = November 6, 1953
 
| release = 1954
 
| release = 1954
| audio = [[File:Sinatra and Swingin' Brass - I Get A Kick Out of You.ogg]]
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| audio = [[File:Sinatra and Swingin' Brass - I Get a Kick Out of You.ogg]]
 
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'''"I Get A Kick Out Of You"''' is a song written by Cole Porter in 1934 for his Broadway musical ''Anything Goes''. [[Frank Sinatra]] recorded this song for his 1954 [[Capitol Records|Capitol]] album ''[[Songs for Young Lovers]]''.
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'''"I Get a Kick Out Of You"''' is a song written by Cole Porter in 1934 for his Broadway musical ''{{WP|Anything Goes}}''. [[Frank Sinatra]] recorded this song for his 1954 [[Capitol Records|Capitol]] album ''[[Songs for Young Lovers]]''.
   
Sinatra re-recorded this song under [[Reprise Records]] for his 1962 album, ''[[Sinatra and Swingin' Brass]]''.
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Sinatra re-recorded this song under [[Reprise Records]] for his 1962 album, ''[[Sinatra and Swingin' Brass]]''. The song has appeared in several films and television shows and has been recorded by [[#Other artists|numerous artists]].
   
==Live Recordings==
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== History ==
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"I Get a Kick Out of You," written by Cole Porter for his 1934 musical ''Anything Goes'', is one of the writer's most famous standards.
*June 14 1958 - Sporting Club, Monte Carlo, Monaco - [[Quincy Jones]] conducting - Discography: ''[[Dancing In The Dark (Album)|Dancing In The Dark]]''
 
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=== Lyrical changes ===
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{{Wikipedia}}
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The lyrics were first altered shortly after being written. The last verse originally went as follows:
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: ''I get no kick in a plane''
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: ''I shouldn't care for those nights in the air''
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: ''That the fair Mrs. Lindbergh goes through''
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: ''But I get a kick out of you.''
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After the Lindbergh kidnapping,<ref>''Cole''. Robert Kimball, ed. and Brendan Gill. New York, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1973. P. 122.</ref> Porter changed the second and third lines to:
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: ''Flying too high with some guy in the sky''
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: ''Is my idea of nothing to do''
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In the 1936 movie version, alternative lyrics in the second verse were provided to replace a reference to the drug cocaine, which were not allowed due to the Hays Code.
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The original verse goes as follows:
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: ''Some get a kick from cocaine''
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: ''I'm sure that if''
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: ''I took even one sniff''
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: ''That would bore me terrifically, too''
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: ''Yet, I get a kick out of you''
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Porter changed the first line to:
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: ''Some like the perfume in Spain''
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All of the above versions, Sinatra's recording covered throughout the years. In his ''Songs for Young Lovers'' rendition of the song, Sinatra sung the original "Some get a kick from cocaine" line but in his ''Sinatra and Swingin' Brass'' version, sung the line with "bop-type refrain." Furthermore, in several live performances such as those in ''Sinatra & Sextet: Live in Paris'' and ''The Main Event – Live'', Sinatra used the line "Some like the perfume in Spain."
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== Releases ==
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; Studio recordings
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* ''[[Songs for Young Lovers]]'' (1954)
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* ''[[Sinatra and Swingin' Brass]]'' (1962)
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; Live performances
 
* June 14 1958 - Sporting Club, Monte Carlo, Monaco - [[Quincy Jones]] conducting
 
* March 31, 1959 - Melbourne, Australia - [[Don Costa]] conducting - Discography: ''[[Frank Sinatra with the Red Norvo Quintet: Live in Australia, 1959]]''
 
* March 31, 1959 - Melbourne, Australia - [[Don Costa]] conducting - Discography: ''[[Frank Sinatra with the Red Norvo Quintet: Live in Australia, 1959]]''
 
* September 27 1974 - Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles
* June 5, 1962 - Paris France - [[Don Costa]] conducting - Discography: ''[[Sinatra & Sextet: Live in Paris]]''
 
 
* October 2 1974 - The Garden, Boston - [[Bill Miller]] conducting
*September 27 1974 - Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles
 
 
* September 13 1982 - Carnegie Hall, New York
*October 2 1974 - The Garden, Boston - [[Bill Miller]] conducting
 
 
* March 12 1983 - South Shore Room, Harrah's, Lake Tahoe (1st show)
*October 12 1974 - Madison Square Garden, New York - [[Bill Miller]] conducting - Discography: ''[[The Main Event – Live]]''
 
 
* April 18 1983 - The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.
*September 13 1982 - Carnegie Hall, New York
 
 
* April 24 1994 - Radio City Music Hall, New York - [[The Count Basie Orchestra]] conducted by [[Frank Sinatra, Jr.]]
*March 12 1983 - South Shore Room, Harrah's, Lake Tahoe (1st show)
 
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:; Live albums
*April 18 1983 - The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.
 
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* ''[[The Main Event – Live]]'' (1974)
*April 24 1994 - Radio City Music Hall, New York - [[The Count Basie Orchestra]] conducted by [[Frank Sinatra, Jr.]]
 
* ''[[Live from Las Vegas]]''
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* ''[[Sinatra & Sextet: Live in Paris]]'' (1994)
* ''[[Sinatra ’57 in Concert]]''
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* ''[[Frank Sinatra with the Red Norvo Quintet: Live in Australia, 1959]]'' (1997)
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* ''[[Sinatra ’57 in Concert]]'' (1999)
==Lyrics==
 
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* ''[[Live from Las Vegas]]'' (2005)
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; Reissues
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* ''[[The Reprise Collection]]'' (1990)
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* ''[[Concepts]]'' (1992)
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* ''[[Sinatra 80th: All the Best]]'' (1995)
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* ''[[Frank Sinatra Sings the Select Cole Porter]]'' (1996)
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* ''[[The Very Best of Frank Sinatra]]'' (1997)
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* ''[[Classic Sinatra: His Greatest Performances 1953–1960]]'' (2000)
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* ''[[My Way: The Best of Frank Sinatra]]'' (2000)
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* ''[[Gold Collection]]'' (2001)
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* ''[[Seduction: Sinatra Sings of Love]]'' (2009)
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* ''[[Frank Sinatra 5CD]]'' (2009)
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* ''[[36 Greatest Hits!]]'' (2010)
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* ''[[Sinatra: Best of the Best]]'' (2011)
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== Lyrics ==
 
My story is much too sad to be told <br/>
 
My story is much too sad to be told <br/>
 
But practically everything leaves me totally cold. <br/>
 
But practically everything leaves me totally cold. <br/>
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Mmm you give me a boot <br/>
 
Mmm you give me a boot <br/>
 
I get a kick out of you
 
I get a kick out of you
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== Other artists ==
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{|class="collapsible collapsed" style="width: 410px; text-align:left;"
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! Other artists that have recorded "I Get a Kick Out of You."
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|
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* Billie Holiday
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* Peggy Lee
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* Marlene Dietrich
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* Cesare Siepi
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* Dinah Washington
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* Bobby Short
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* Louis Armstrong
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* Erroll Garner
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* Ella Fitzgerald
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* Mary Martin
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* Anita O`Day
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* Rosemary Clooney
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* Margaret Whiting
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* Django Reinhardt
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* Gary Shearston
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* Jamie Cullum
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* The Living End
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* Dolly Parton
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* Joan Morris
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* Max Roach
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* Shirley Bassey
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* The Gutter Twins
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* Lisa Ekdahl
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* Nana Mouskouri
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* Eugene Murphy Jr.
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|}
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== References ==
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<references/><br />
   
 
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"I Get a Kick Out Of You" is a song written by Cole Porter in 1934 for his Broadway musical Anything Goes. Frank Sinatra recorded this song for his 1954 Capitol album Songs for Young Lovers.

Sinatra re-recorded this song under Reprise Records for his 1962 album, Sinatra and Swingin' Brass. The song has appeared in several films and television shows and has been recorded by numerous artists.

History

"I Get a Kick Out of You," written by Cole Porter for his 1934 musical Anything Goes, is one of the writer's most famous standards.

Lyrical changes

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The lyrics were first altered shortly after being written. The last verse originally went as follows:

I get no kick in a plane
I shouldn't care for those nights in the air
That the fair Mrs. Lindbergh goes through
But I get a kick out of you.

After the Lindbergh kidnapping,[1] Porter changed the second and third lines to:

Flying too high with some guy in the sky
Is my idea of nothing to do

In the 1936 movie version, alternative lyrics in the second verse were provided to replace a reference to the drug cocaine, which were not allowed due to the Hays Code.

The original verse goes as follows:

Some get a kick from cocaine
I'm sure that if
I took even one sniff
That would bore me terrifically, too
Yet, I get a kick out of you

Porter changed the first line to:

Some like the perfume in Spain

All of the above versions, Sinatra's recording covered throughout the years. In his Songs for Young Lovers rendition of the song, Sinatra sung the original "Some get a kick from cocaine" line but in his Sinatra and Swingin' Brass version, sung the line with "bop-type refrain." Furthermore, in several live performances such as those in Sinatra & Sextet: Live in Paris and The Main Event – Live, Sinatra used the line "Some like the perfume in Spain."

Releases

Studio recordings
Live performances
Live albums
Reissues

Lyrics

My story is much too sad to be told
But practically everything leaves me totally cold.
The only exception I know is the case
When I'm out on a quiet spree
Fighting vainly the old and wee
And I suddenly turn and see
Your fabulous face

I get no kick from champagne
Mere alcohol
Doesn't thrill me at all
So tell me why should it be true
That I get a kick out of you

Some, they may go for cocaine
I'm sure that if, I took even one sniff
It would bore me terrif-ficly too
Yet I get a kick out of you

I get a kick, every time I see
You standing there before me
I get a kick, though it's clear to see
You obviously, you do not adore me

I get no kick in a plane
Flying too high
With some gal in the sky
Is my idea of nothing to do
Yet I get a kick
Mmm you give me a boot
I get a kick out of you

Other artists

References

  1. Cole. Robert Kimball, ed. and Brendan Gill. New York, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1973. P. 122.


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