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Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think)

"Enjoy Yourself" is a popular song published in 1949, with music written by Carl Sigman and lyrics by Herb Magidson.

Well known recorded versions

The most popular version of the song, recorded by Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians, was made on November 27 (some sources give November 28), 1949. The recording was released by Decca Records as catalog number 24825. The record first reached the Billboard charts on January 13, 1950 and lasted 19 weeks on the chart, peaking at #10.[1]

Another recording, by Doris Day, was made on January 13, 1950 and released by Columbia Records as catalog number 38709.

Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra made a recording on February 2, 1949 which was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-3375.

In 1963 Prince Buster recorded a Ska version which was released by Blue Beat records as a B-Side.

Other recorded versions

In popular culture

  • The 2003 recording by Jools Holland and Prince Buster is used by Simon Mayo as the opening theme to his Drivetime show on BBC Radio 2. The show also occasionally uses the Guy Lombardo recording as an opening theme to the second hour.
  • The recording by Rising Sun Steel Band featured in the film Surf's Up.
  • The song is the theme tune to both the radio and television versions of the BBC program, I've Never Seen Star Wars. The basic format of the show, which is presented by Marcus Brigstocke, features a different celebrity guest each week, trying out new experiences.
  • The Anne Dudek cover of the song is featured briefly in Season 5, Episode 23 of the television series House, "Under My Skin", while the Louis Prima version is featured at the end of the series finale episode, "Everybody Dies".
  • In the opening song on Wowee Zowee, "We Dance", by Pavement (band), one of the lyrics is "... check that expiration date man, It's later than you think. You can't enjoy yourself, I can't enjoy myself ...".
  • A rendition of the song was used to close the first two series' of The Brian Conley Show, whilst an instrumental version was used for the third.
  • The song is repeatedly referenced by the end of the first episode of the British series Party Animals.
  • The song is used as an opener for the BBC Radio 2 All-request Friday drivetime.

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