It was introduced in the 1941 film Babes on Broadway by Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney and has also featured in The Fisher King with Robin Williams. Richard Dreyfuss hums and sings part of the song in The Goodbye Girl. Anne Bancroft sings it in Don't Bother to Knock (1952). The music of the song appears in the film All About Eve (1950).
The lyrics of the song are often changed depending on the recording artist. In its original form it is a humorous romantic duet, though rarely has it been recorded that way. Certain lyrics, especially those with topical references, are often changed based on the time of the performance's release. For example, the line "Franklin Roosevelt's looks give me a thrill" was changed to "James Durante's looks" in a fifties recording by Sinatra, though he did sing it in its original form with Dorsey back in the forties.
When a girl meets boy Life can be a joy But the note they end on Will depend on little pleasures they will share So let us compare
I like New York in June, how about you? I like a Gershwin tune, how about you? I love a fireside when a storm is due. I like potato chips, moonlight motor trips, how about you?
I'm mad about good books, can't get my fill And James Durante's* looks give me a thrill Holding hands in the movie show, when all the lights are low May not be new, but I like it, how about you?
I'd love to dream of fame, maybe I'll shine I'd love to see your name right beside mine I can see we're in harmony Looks like we both agree On what to do, and I like it How about you?