Label His Master's Voice
|Format 10", 78 RPM|
|B-side "On Top of the World, Alone"|
Writer(s) Leo Robin, Richard A. Whiting
"Louise" is a song written by Leo Robin & Richard A. Whiting for the 1929 film Innocents of Paris, where it was performed by Maurice Chevalier. The song was Maurice Chevalier's first hit in the United States, and was among the best selling records for 10 weeks in the Summer of 1929.
Ben Pollack & His Central Park Orchestra and Bing Crosby also recorded the song in 1929. Crosby's version was also a hit in the Summer of 1929. In 1964, the cover of Canadian singer Pierre Lalonde hit No. 1 on Québec charts.
Desi Arnaz, Lucille Ball, William Frawley, and Vivian Vance each sang a portion of the song, in a manner imitating Maurice Chevalier, on the 1953 I Love Lucy episode, "The French Revue". Robert Reed sang a portion of the song on the 1973 episode of The Brady Bunch, "A Room at the Top".