Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Date 1924
Publisher New World Music. Co. Ltd./Warner Bros. Inc

"The Man I Love" was used as additional music for The Muppet Show On Tour.

The song was written for the 1924 musical Lady Be Good but was dropped from the show because it was too slow. It was then included in the 1927 musical Strike Up the Band, which never made it to Broadway. It was also briefly included in the 1930 musical Rosalie but once again dropped. Meanwhile, the song gained enormous popularity through recordings and performances by popular bands and artists of the 1920s; it was eventually adopted as the title song for a 1947 MGM movie. It is now considered a jazz standard.