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"I've Got You Under My Skin" is a song written by Cole Porter. It became a signature song for Frank Sinatra and, in 1966, became a top 10 hit for The Four Seasons. Since then it has gone on to be recorded by many leading pop artists and jazz musicians.

Written in 1936, the song was introduced in the Eleanor Powell MGM musical, Born to Dance in which it was performed by Virginia Bruce. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song that year.

Sinatra first sang the song on his weekly radio show in 1946, as the second part of a medley with "Easy to Love". He put his definitive stamp on the tune ten years later, in a swinging big-band version that built to successive crescendos on the back of an arrangement by Nelson Riddle. Riddle was a fan of Maurice Ravel, and has said that this arrangement was inspired by the "Bolero".

Sinatra aficionados usually rank this as one of his finest collaborations with Riddle's orchestra. An insistent saxophone section propels the chart which climaxes in a startlingly out-of-control slide trombone solo by Milt Bernhart. Appreciating the excitement of the arrangement, Sinatra usually included the song in his concerts thereafter—a tradition carried on by Frank Jr.[1]

Sinatra re-recorded "I've Got You Under My Skin" for the album Sinatra's Sinatra (1963), an album of re-recordings of his personal favorites. This time the trombone solo was by Dick Nash because Bernhart was booked for another session. In 1993, Sinatra recorded a version as a duet with Bono of U2 for the albaum Duets Duets. It was also released as a B-side on U2's "Stay (Faraway, So Close!)" single.

In 1952, Stan Freberg produced a parody of the song.

The action film Gamer (2009) includes the song in a musical number in which Ken Castle, the villain, lipsynchs it to show he has the ability to control people with technology.

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I've got you under my skin. / I've got you deep in the heart of me. / So deep in my heart that you're really a part of me. / I've got you under my skin. / I'd tried so not to give in. / I said to myself: this affair never will go so well. / But why should I try to resist when, baby, I know so well / I've got you under my skin?

I'd sacrifice anything come what might / For the sake of havin' you near / In spite of a warnin' voice that comes in the night / And repeats, repeats in my ear: / Don't you know, little fool, you never can win? / Use your mentality, wake up to reality. / But each time that I do just the thought of you / Makes me stop before I begin /'Cause I've got you under my skin.

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