“Exactly Like You” is a song from the Broadway musical Lew Leslie’s International Revue with lyrics by Dorothy Fields and music by Jimmy McHugh. It was a popular hit in 1930 along with “On the Sunny Side of the Street”, another McHugh/Fields song from the show. It became a jazz standard, recorded by a who’s who of singers and musicians. It’s a sweetly sentimental song, expressing the feelings of a person who is content just to be with his beloved, someone who is a perfect match for him and makes him happier than various things that money could buy.
With a copyright date of 1930, it would have entered the Public Domain in 1987. That still would have been a few years too late to benefit Paul Bartel, whose 1982 cult dark comedy Eating Raoul used the song over the opening credits, and had to pay royalties for the privilege.