The song of the day for Wednesday, June 28, 2017 is “Falling In Love With Love.”
About This Song
“Falling In Love With Love” was written in 1938 by Richard Rodgers for the Broadway musical The Boys of Syracuse. The song pairs a beautiful Rodgers waltz melody with the adult and rather somber lyric by Hart: in other words, a perfect Rodgers and Hart song.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Falling In Love With Love” in 1965, featuring an arrangement by Don Costa. It was to be included on the album If I Ruled The World: Songs for the Jet Set, but wasn’t released until 1997 when the album was released on CD.
“Falling In Love With Love,” as well as If I Ruled The World: Songs for the Jet Set, is available from iTunes.
The Year of Tony Bennett remembers composer Richard Rodgers, who was born on June 28, 1902. In his long career he wrote over 900 songs for 43 Broadway musicals. Rodgers had long and fruitful relationships with lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein. Richard Rodgers was truly one of the great American songwriters.