The song of the day for Friday, November 18, 2016 is “Emily.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “Emily,” was written in 1964 by Johnny Mandel and Johnny Mercer. This song is from the 1964 film The Americanization of Emily, which starred James Garner and Julie Andrews and takes place in London in 1944. Emily, played by Julie Andrews, lost her husband, brother and father in the war and finds herself attracted to Charlie Madison, played by James Garner. The film was very well received and is a personal favorite of both of the lead actors.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Emily” in 1965 for the album The Movie Song Album, which is favorite of the singer.
“Emily,” as well as The Movie Song Album, is available from iTunes.
Today we not only honor our songwriter of the month, Johnny Mandel, but also last month’s songwriter of the month, Johnny Mercer, who was born in Savannah, Georgia on November 18, 1909.