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Ac-cent-tchu-ate-the-positive (Mister In-Between)

Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen wrote this song for the 1944 film "Here Come the Waves", starring Bing Crosby.

The song was recorded for commercial release by Bing and the Andrews Sisters on Dec. 8, 1944, and although Bing's recording stayed on the pop charts for 9 weeks in 1945, reaching as high as No. 2, it was eclipsed by Johnny Mercer's own version, which topped the charts for two weeks in January the same year.

It was nominated for an Academy Award in 1946.