They Say It’s Wonderful

“They Say It’s Wonderful” is a popular song written by Irving Berlin for the musical Annie Get Your Gun (1946), where it was introduced by Ethel Merman and Ray Middleton.

Notable recordings

Ethel Merman recorded it for the original Decca Records cast album of Annie Get Your Gun (1946). In 1979, she recorded a “camp” version for The Ethel Merman Disco Album, but it was not released on the original vinyl record. It was issued as a bonus track on the CD reissue in 2002.
Andy Russell (Billboard no. 10 in 1946)
Perry Como (Billboard no. 27 in 1946)
Bing Crosby recorded the song on January 22, 1946 (Billboard no. 12 in 1946)
Frank Sinatra (1946)
Sarah Vaughan – Sarah Vaughan Sings Broadway: Great Songs from Hit Shows (1958)
Johnny Mathis – Heavenly (1959)
Doris Day (1960)
John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman – John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (1963)
Jimmy Scott – Falling In Love Is Wonderful (1963)
Dionne Warwick – I’ll Never Fall in Love Again (1970)
Tony Bennett – Bennett/Berlin (1987)
Judy Garland
Stacey Kent – The Tender Trap (1998)
Bernadette Peters – Annie Get Your Gun Revival Cast Recording (1999)
Eliane Elias – Everything I Love (2000)
Sathima Bea Benjamin – Musical Echoes (2002)
Beegie Adair (2002)
Kirsten Dunst – Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Susan Lucci – ABC Presents: Love Affair (2008)