- The music was written by Walter Donaldson, the lyricist was Gus Kahn.
- It was part of the Broadway-Musical “Whoopee!” in 1928
- Later is was used in many movies, even in commercials. My favorite movie with the “Makin’ Whoopee”-Song is “The Fabulous Baker Boys”, where Michelle Pfeiffer sings it – lying on a piano!
- It was used in “Sleepless in Seattle”, too.
- As far as I know, the latest MW-movie was Woody Allen’s “Everyone says I love you” (as sung by Tirome Jerome)
- Woody Allen loves this song, I think, cause he used it in his 1992 film “Husbands and Wives”, too. The song was played there by Bernie Leighton on the piano.
Lyrics as sung by Ella Fitzgerald. Enjoy.