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I Wanna Be Loved By You
I wanna be loved by you
I Wanna Be Loved By You

I Wanna Be Loved By You

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I Wanna Be Loved By You was a song written by Kalmar Stothart Ruby in 1928, It is Helen Kane's signature song from the musical Good Boy. Betty Boop performs this number in the 1980s animated film The Romance of Betty Boop. In 1950, the song was a highlight of the Kalmer-Ruby biopic Three Little Words (1950), performed by Debbie Reynolds and Carleton Carpenter as Helen Kane and vaudeville performer Dan Healy. Helen Kane dubbed the vocal for Reynolds’ voice. The song has also been recorded by Vaughn De Leath, Annette Hanshaw, Jack Lemmon, Frank Sinatra, Miss Miller and The Chipettes, Rhonda Towns, Rose Murphy, Tina Louise, Verka Serduchka, Patricia Kaas, Sinéad O'Connor, Jinx Titanic, Shiina Ringo, Paul Manchin, Claire Johnston, Lorraine Allan (formerly Lorraine Gray), Eve's Plum, Barry Manilow (in a duet with the Marilyn Monroe recording) and many more. Actress Rue McClanahan performed a humorous rendition of the song while portraying Blanche Devereaux in the popular sitcom The Golden Girls. Actor & Actress Robert Reed & Florence Henderson were singing "I Wanna Be Loved By You" in a 1973 episode "Never Too Young" of The Brady Bunch.

I Wanna Be Loved By You - Lyrics

Annette Hanshaw - I Wanna Be Loved By You (1929)02:36

Annette Hanshaw - I Wanna Be Loved By You (1929)

Love You00:53

Love You

Debby Reynolds "I Wanna Be Loved By You"01:42

Debby Reynolds "I Wanna Be Loved By You"

Betty Boop (Helen Kane) - I Wanna Be Loved By You02:51

Betty Boop (Helen Kane) - I Wanna Be Loved By You

"I Wanna Be Loved By You",Marilyn Monroe02:47

"I Wanna Be Loved By You",Marilyn Monroe

Betty Boop - I Want to Be Loved by You01:07

Betty Boop - I Want to Be Loved by You

Helen Kane - I Wanna Be Loved by You (1928)02:51

Helen Kane - I Wanna Be Loved by You (1928)

Helen Kane: I Wanna Be Loved By You (1928)

Lyrics:

I'm not one of the greedy kind

All of my wants are simple

I know what's on my mind

I'm not resting until I find

What would make your eyes glisten with joy

Listen, big boy

I wanna be loved by you

Just you

Nobody else but you

I wanna be loved by you, alone!

Boop-Boop-a-Doop!

I wanna kissed by you, just you

Nobody else but you

I wanna be kissed by you, alone!

Bap-Bap

I couldn't aspire, to anything higher

Than fill the desire, to make you my own!

Bap-Bap-Oh-Bap-Ba-Diddle-Oh-Bum-Ba-Dum

I wanna be loved by you, just you

I wanna be loved by you, alone!

*Instrumental

Alone

Bop-Bop-a-Diddle-Oh

Baddle Addle Ah Da

I couldn't aspire,to anything higher

Then, filled the desire, to make you my own

Bapple Diddle Ah Boop-Boop-a-Doop

I wanna be loved by you, just you

Nobody else but you

I wanna be loved by you

Ba-Dup-Ba-Dup-Ba-Dup-Ba-Dup

Boop-Boop-a-Doop

Boo!

Helen Kane: I Wanna Be Loved By You (1935)

Helen Kane - I Wanna Be Loved By You (1935)02:26

Helen Kane - I Wanna Be Loved By You (1935)

Lyrics:

Boopa-Doopa-Doopa-Doo

Poop-Oop-a-Doo  That sound could only be made by the Boop-Oopy-Doop Girl Helen Kane I wanna be loved by you

Just you and nobody else but you I wanna be loved by you alone! Boop Boop a Doo

Hmm...

I wanna be kissed by you

Just you nobody else but you I wanna be kissed by you alone 

Poop Oop

Bop I couldn't aspire to anything higher Then fill that desire to make you my own Bup-Bup-e-Dup

Poop-Oop-a-Doo

Oooooooh I wanna be loved by you

Just you and nobody else but you

I Wanna be loved by you alone

Honey I wanna be loved by you

Just you and nobody else but you I wanna be loved by you alone Boo-Boo-Be-Doo I wanna be kissed by you

Just you and nobody else but you

Yes

I wanna be kissed by you alone Poop-Oop

I couldn't aspire to anything higher

then fill that desire to make you my own Bup-Bup-e-Dup 

Poop-Oop-a-Doop

Honey I wanna be loved by you

Just you and nobody else but you I wanna be loved by you Bu-dup-Be-dup-Be-dup-Be-dup Poop-Poop-a-Doop! *Blows Kiss

Three Little Words - MGM (1950)

Helen Kane recorded this song for a second time, for the MGM film Three Little Words, where she dubbed the young Debbie Reynolds who was playing a young Helen Kane.

Trivia

  • The song is also known as I Want to Be Loved By You.
  • Annette Hanshaw also recorded this song as one of her Helen Kane impersonations.
  • Edie Adams performs this song in 1957 as Helen Kane.
  • Marilyn Monroe performs the song in the 1959 movie, Some like it hot as the character "Sugar Kane" in which the character was a shout out to Helen Kane.
  • Betty Boop sing's this in her 1980s cartoon feature The Romance of Betty Boop and it has also became one of Betty Boop's signature quotes.
  • Bernadette Peters performs this song on SNL in 1981 as Betty Boop.
  • In the film House of 1000 Corpses, Baby Firefly lip syncs to Helen's original recording.
  • In 1974 the song appears in the documentary That's Entertainment.
  • In 1973 the song appeared in the video documentary The Age of Ballyhoo.

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