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Celebrates the significant social and economic changes that occurred in the United States during the 1920's.
Ain’t We Got Fun?
  • Year Inducted: 2007
  • Written In: 1926
Songwriters
Gus Kahn Songwriter
Richard Whitting Songwriter
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Artists
Doris Day
Peggy Lee
Bing Crosby
Chet Atkins
Rex Stewart
Van & Schenck
Dick Van Dyke
Margaret Whiting
A signature tune of the early 20th Century, Ain’t We Got Fun? was composed by Raymond B. Egan, Gus Khan and Richard Whiting and popularized by the musical-comedy team of Van and Schenck.

Quickly soaring to number one on the Billboard Charts in 1921, the song went on to become a standard in vaudeville shows, speakeasies, and films that dominated much of the period.

Ain’t We Got Fun? is a song that celebrates the significant social and economic changes that occurred in the United States during the Roaring Twenties. Its most famous usage was by Warner Brothers Looney Tune cartoon characters Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, who would often sing Ain’t We Got Fun? when hatching mischievous plans. In literature, the song appears in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

In 1953, Ain’t We Got Fun? was revived by Doris Day, who performed the tune as part of a duet with Danny Thomas in the Hollywood hit movie, I’ll See You In My Dreams.

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