Let Me Entertain You: The Top Ten Songs by Jule Styne

By Ben Rimalower
18 Jan 2014

9. "Make Someone Happy" from Do Re Mi, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green

The romantic ballad "Make Someone Happy" is an excellent example of Jule Styne's skill at collaborating. I don't know which came first, Styne's tune or Comden and Green's lyrics, but regardless of the creative order, the finished elements are remarkably in sync. When you hear the swell of the lush refrain of an orchestral version of "Make Someone Happy," you feel the same lovely intention you would hear in the lyrics.