You're the Top Lyrics

Ella Fitzgerald


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Cole Porter
album: Track in album Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book
release date: 1956
popularity : 10 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz Stage & Screen
styles: Soundtrack/Score/Musical/Swing/Easy Listening
length: 3:37

Cover Art

Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book cover art
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At words poetic I'm so pathetic
That I always have found it best
Instead of getting 'em off my chest
To let 'em rest, unexpressed
I hate parading my serenading
As I'll probably miss a bar
But if this ditty is not so pretty
At least it'll tell you how great you are

You're the top, you're the Collisseum
You're the top, you're the Louvre Museum
You're the melody from a symphony by Strauss
You're a Bendel bonnet, a Shakespeare sonnet, you're Mickey Mouse

You're the Nile, you're the Tower of Pisa
You're the smile of the Mona Lisa
I'm a worthless check, a total wreck, a flop
But if baby, I'm the bottom, you're the top

You're the top, you're Mahatma Gandhi
You're the top, you're Napoleon brandy
You're the purple light of a summer night in Spain
You're the National Gallery, you're Garbo's salary, you're cellophane

You're sublime, you're a turkey dinner
You're the time of the Derby Winner
I'm a toy balloon that's fated soon to pop
But if baby, I'm the bottom, you're the top

You're the top, you're a Waldorf salad
You're the top, you're a Berlin ballad
You're the nimble tread of the feet of Fred Astaire
You're an O'Neal drama, you're Whistler's mama, you're camembert

You're a rose, you're inferno's Dante
You're the nose, on the great Durante
I'm a lazy lout who is just about to stop
But if baby, I'm the bottom, you're the top


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 All Through the Night
  • 2 Anything Goes
  • 3 Miss Otis Regrets (She's Unable to Lunch Today)
  • 4 Too Darn Hot
  • 5 In the Still of the Night
  • 6 I Get a Kick Out of You
  • 7 Do I Love You?
  • 8 I'm Always True to You in My Fashion
  • 9 Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)
  • 10 Just One of Those Things
  • 11 Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
  • 12 All of You
  • 13 Begin the Beguine
  • 14 Get Out of Town
  • 15 I Am in Love
  • 16 From This Moment On
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 I Love Paris
  • 2 You Do Something to Me
  • 3 Ridin' High
  • 4 Easy to Love
  • 5 It's All Right With Me
  • 6 Why Can't You Behave?
  • 7 What Is This Thing Called Love?
  • 8 You're the Top
  • 9 Love for Sale
  • 10 It's Delovely
  • 11 Night and Day
  • 12 Ace in the Hole
  • 13 So in Love
  • 14 I've Got You Under My Skin
  • 15 I Concentrate on You
  • 16 Don't Fence Me In