- Mad About the Boy
title = Mad About the Boy
comment = Introduced in the 1932
revue" Words and Music"
published = 1932
language = English
Joyce Barbour Steffi Duna Norah Howard Doris Hare
Noël Cowardwith orchestra conducted by Ray Noble Phyllis Robinswith Jack Hylton& his Orchestra Anona Wynnwith the Blue Lyres Elsie Carlislewith Ray Starita& his Ambassadors Band Maxine Sullivan Patti Page
Many other artists; see
#Other recorded versions
performed_by = "Mad About the Boy" is a
popular songwith words and music by Noël Coward.
It was introduced in the 1932
revue" Words and Music" by Joyce Barbour, Steffi Duna, Norah Howardand Doris Hare.
* Noël Coward with orchestra conducted by
Ray Noblein London on September 20, 1932. The recording was not issued at the time but has been included in CD collections.
Phyllis Robinswith Jack Hylton& his Orchestra in London on October 3, 1932.
Anona Wynnwith the Blue Lyresin London in October 1932.
Elsie Carlislewith Ray Starita& his Ambassadors Band in London on November 5, 1932.
Maxine Sullivanon May 1, 1940.
Patti Pageon the album "The Waltz Queen"
Other recorded versions
Glen Grayand the Casa Loma Orchestra
Pop culture references
* In the 1950 movie "Sunset Boulevard", Norma Desmond (
Gloria Swanson) gives her boy-toy Joe Gillis ( William Holden) a gold cigarette case on New Year's Eve. Engraved inside the cover is,"TO JOE FROM NORMA", and two bars of music -- with the inscription "Mad about the Boy".
* The song gained new popularity in 1992 when
Dinah Washington's rendition was used in the Levi'sad "Swimmer" directed by Tarsem Singh.
'Allo 'Allo, Gruber sings this song while seated at Rene's cafe piano.
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