You Were Meant For Me

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About You Were Meant For Me

"You Were Meant for Me" is a popular American song with music by Nacio Herb Brown and lyrics by Arthur Freed, published in 1929. It was introduced by Charles King in the 1929 musical film The Broadway Melody. It was also sung by King dubbing for Conrad Nagel in the feature film The Hollywood Revue of 1929 and performed by Bull Montana and Winnie Lightner in the film The Show of Shows also in 1929. Later, the song was performed by Frank Morgan in the 1940 musical film Hullabaloo and was included in Penny Serenade (1941, with Irene Dunne and Cary Grant). Gene Kelly sang the song and danced to it with Debbie Reynolds in the 1952 musical film Singin' in the Rain. 


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2005
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You were meant for me, I was meant for you
Nature patterned you and when she was done
You were all the sweet things rolled up in one
You're like a plaintive melody
That never lets me free
For I'm content the angels must have sent you
And they meant you just for me
 
You were meant for me, I was meant for you
Nature patterned you and when she was done
You were all the sweet things rolled up in one
You're like a plaintive melody
That never lets me free
For I'm content the angels must have sent you
And they meant you just for me

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Gene Kelly

Eugene Curran "Gene" Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996) was an American dancer, actor, singer, film director and producer, and choreographer. Kelly was known for his energetic and athletic dancing style, his good looks and the likeable characters that he played on screen. more »

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Written by: ARTHUR FREED, NACIO BROWN, NACIO HERB BROWN

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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10 facts about this song

Song Origin
"You Were Meant for Me" is a song written by Arthur Freed, a well-known lyricist and producer.
Popular Singers
The song was popularized by Debbie Reynolds and Gene Kelly, two prominent figures in American film and music during the 1950s.
Film Appearance
This piece featured prominently in the film "Singin' in the Rain" which was released in 1952.
Romantic Scene
The scene in the movie features Gene Kelly serenading Debbie Reynolds with the song in an empty soundstage, creating one of the most tender moments in the film.
Gene Kelly's Performance
Despite being most famous for his dancing, Gene Kelly also had a beautiful singing voice, which he showcased in this song.
Connection to Arthur Freed
The song "You were Meant for Me" is especially significant because the film in which it appears, "Singin' in the Rain", is a tribute to the late 1920s Hollywood when sound pictures were introduced. This time period was when Arthur Freed began his career as a lyricist.
Chart Success
Even though "You Were Meant for Me" wasn't released as a single, it has remained popular and iconic due to its appearance in "Singin' in the Rain" and continues to be covered by various artists.
Debbie Reynolds' Age
During the filming of "Singin’ in the Rain", Debbie Reynold was just 19 years old and had no dancing experience before this film.
Film's Legacy
"Singin' in the Rain" is considered one of the greatest musicals in the history of cinema, and "You Were Meant for Me" is one of its key songs.
Multiple Covers
Over the years, "You Were Meant for Me" has been sung by many different artists including Bing Crosby, Art Tatum, and Sam Cooke, showcasing the timeless appeal of the song.

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