Baby, It's Cold Outside---Hannah & Angie---Duet by Angie Falcon published on 2012/08/13 17:40:23 +0000 Once specified as being a Christmas song, "Baby, It's Cold Outside" is now played year-round by many contemporary artists...because, frankly....it's just da bomb. Frank Loesser wrote it and performed it for the first time in 1944 and some of my favorite versions of it include duets between Ella Fitzgerald (Hannah's nickname) and Louis Jordan, Bette Midler and James Caan, Vanessa Williams and Bobby Caldwell (who gave it soul), Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, Lee Ann Womack and Harry Connick Jr. (whose beat we used), Ben Folds and Sara Bareilles, Willie Nelson and Norah Jones, Martina McBride and Dean Martin, and Lady Antebellum. But there are many and many more versions, such as Zooey Deschanel's duet with M. Ward, which involved the female doing the part of "the wolf" and the male doing the part of "the mouse," something not seen much before. It gave me the new idea.........Why can't two girls sing it? ....After adding some minor, but, might I say, humorous lyrical changes, I'd like to thanks Zooey for the inspiration!