Frank Sinatra

I've Got You Under My Skin

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Arguably the finest single interpretation on Songs For Swingin’ Lovers, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” is a magnificent song, a song recorded by literally hundreds of jazz vocalists and crooners, yet which Frank Sinatra sings it, it’s indisputably his own, and it’s a masterpiece. Indeed, it’s the song’s arrangement that is primarily compelling. According to legend, Nelson Riddle finished the arrangement in a cab when driving to the studio and, after the first run through, all the musicians stood up in unison and applauded. It’s certainly easy to understand their reaction. Arguably Riddle’s finest three minutes, the song is a series of peaks, which keep building and building until it appears even Sinatra’s vocal is dwarfed by the arrangement. Having said that, the way Sinatra sings, with humour, lightness and, above everything, fluidity, is simply mesmerising. “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” is perhaps Sinatra’s and Riddle’s greatest single accomplishment.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Songs for Swingin' Lovers! 1956 Capitol / EMI Records 3:43
Sinatra's Sinatra: A Collection of Frank's Favorites 1963 Reprise 3:26
No Image 1974 Capitol
20 Golden Greats 1978 EMI Classics
A Man and His Music 1986 Signature Sinatra / Universal / Universal International 3:30
No Image 1988 Capitol 0:00
The Reprise Collection 1990 Reprise 3:50
The Capitol Years 1990 Capitol / EMI Records 3:43
Sinatra Reprise: The Very Good Years 1991 Reprise 3:50
Frank Sinatra Sings the Select Cole Porter 1991 Capitol 3:43
No Image 1991 Pair
The Best of the Capitol Years 1992 Capitol 3:43
Concepts 1992 Capitol 3:42
Wartime Favorties, Vol. 6 1994
Various Artists
Pmf 2:04
Sinatra 80th: All the Best 1995 Capitol / EMI Records 3:43
The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings 1995 Warner Bros. 3:31
Song Book [Musketeer] 1996 Musketeer Records
The Very Best of Frank Sinatra 1997 Reprise 3:32
You're the Top: A Testimonial 1997 Viper's Nest Gold 2:58
My Way: The Best of Frank Sinatra [1 CD] 1997 WEA International 3:30
My Way: The Best of Frank Sinatra [2 CD] 1997 DJ Specialist 3:30
Gold [AMW/EMI] 1998 EMI-Capitol Special Markets / EMI Music Distribution 3:42
Golden Voices: Original Artists 1998 Madacy 3:42
Voice [Madacy] 1998 Madacy Distribution / Madacy 3:42
Rat Pack Collection [Madacy] 1998 Madacy 0:00
The Capitol Years [21-CD] 1998 EMI Music Distribution 3:45
Platinum Collection: Cole Porter Song Book 1998 Start 2:03
Classic Sinatra: His Greatest Performances 1953-1960 2000 Capitol 3:43
Cocktail Hour: Toast to Broadway 2000
Various Artists
Columbia River Entertainment Group 2:59
What Women Want 2000
Original Soundtrack
Columbia / Sony Music Distribution 3:42
Gold Collection [Deja Vu] 2001 Retro Music 1:59
Romance [Box Set] 2002 Reprise 3:31
American Legend [K-Tel UK] 2002 K-Tel Distribution 2:02
The Rat Pack: 60 Outstanding Performances 2002
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 2:02
The Essential 2004 EMI Music Distribution 3:42
Hits: Platinum Collection 2004 EMI Music Distribution 3:42
Cafe New York: Classic Sounds of New York City 2006
Various Artists
Music Brokers 1:55
Romance: Songs from the Heart 2007 Capitol 3:43
I Luv Mum: For the Best Mum in the World Ever [2007] 2007
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 3:41
Love Songs My Way 2007 Primo Records 3:50
Swings 2007 Delta Distribution 1:50
The Classic Years 2007 Stargrove 3:47
The Cole Porter Songbook [Acrobat] 2007 Acrobat Music 2:04
Tribute to Frank Sinatra [Wagram] 2008
Various Artists
Wagram Records 3:42
Frank Sinatra [Weton] 2008 Weton-Wesgram 3:42
Essential Collection: The Song is You 2008
Various Artists
Dynamic
Heart of the Matter: Frank Sinatra Sings About Love 2008 DV&A / Hear Music
100 Hits: American Songbook 2009
Various Artists
DMG 100
Seduction: Sinatra Sings of Love 2009 Reprise 3:33
Je Taime Comme Ça 2009 Not Now Music
Essential Magic Moments 2009
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 3:44
The Very Best of the Rat Pack [Rhino 2010] 2010 Reprise / Rhino / Sinatra Audio 3:31
Unforgettable Love Songs [Not Now] 2010
Various Artists
Not Now Music 3:46
Sinatra: Best of the Best 2011 Capitol / EMI 3:42
300 Hits: Love Songs 2012
Various Artists
Bellevue Publishing / Wienerworld 3:43
Icon 2013 Capitol 3:42
Ultimate Sinatra 2015 Universal 3:42
Ultimate Sinatra: The Centennial Collection 2015 Capitol 3:42
No Image EMI 3:43
300 Hits: Legends
Various Artists
Bellevue Publishing / Wienerworld 3:43
No Image
Various Artists
Labelle
No Image Must Have Records
Frank Sinatra Sings Love Songs [Sound and Vision] Sound and Vision
Greatest Jazz Love Songs, Vol. 3
Various Artists
Sound and Vision
Jazz Vocalists Sing Cole Porter
Various Artists
W 52 St. Records 3:43
Jazz: Summertime
Various Artists
Bellevue 3:42
Kings of Swing, Vol. 2 [Sound and Vision]
Various Artists
Sound and Vision
No Image
Various Artists
Labelle
Legends: I've Got You Under My Skin Bellevue 3:43
No Image Must Have Records
No Image Must Have Records
Original Hits From the 50s & 60s
Various Artists
10Ten Media / Zebralution
Original and Greatest Hits From the 50's and 60's
Various Artists
10Ten Media / Zebralution
Starparade, Vol. 2 [Entertainers]
Various Artists
Entertainers
The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection Big3 Records 3:48
The Greatest Ever... Jazz
Various Artists
Bellevue Publishing / Wienerworld 3:44
No Image
Various Artists
Podium Records
The Trilogy Collection Music Brokers 1:58
No Image Phantom