Young composer Harold Arlen joins ASCAP and launches a career that will produce more than 500 songs, including the classics "Come Rain or Come Shine," "Stormy Weather," "That Old Black Magic," "Let's Fall in Love," "Get Happy," "Over the Rainbow," "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive," "One More for My Baby (and One More for the Road)" and many, many more. Arlen served on the ASCAP Board later in his career.
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"Get Happy" was the first song that composer Harold Arlen wrote with lyricist Ted Koehler. It was introduced by Ruth Etting in The Nine-Fifteen Revue in 1930. It is most associated, however, with Judy Garland, who performed it in her last MGM film, Summer Stock
(1950). Song Information