"You're The Top
" is a Cole Porter
song from the 1934 musical Anything Goes
. It is about a man and a woman who take turns complimenting each other. The best selling version was Paul Whiteman's Victor single, which made the top five.
It was the most popular song from Anything Goes at the start with hundreds of parodies.
The lyrics are particularly significant because they offer a snapshot as to what was highly prized in the mid-1930s, and demonstrate Porter's rhyming ability.
Some of the lyrics were re-written by P.G. Wodehouse for the British version of 'Anything Goes.'
The song was covered by Barbra Streisand for the 1972 film What's Up, Doc?
A version sung by Cole Porter was featured on the soundtrack to the 2007 video game BioShock. A different version, also sung by Porter, was featured in the end titles of the 2003 movie De-Lovely.
The following is a list of many of the references made in the song: