The song of the day for Saturday, December 10, 2016 is “Fly Me To The Moon.”
About This Song
“Fly Me To The Moon,” written by Bart Howard in 1954, was originally titled “In Other Words,” but the song was not doing that well, in spite of several recordings. In 1962, Howard renamed the song to “Fly Me To The Moon,” and the song began to catch on. Tony Bennett’s 1965 recording for If I Ruled The World: Songs For the Jet Set was a big hit. There have been many recordings of the song, including those by Frank Sinatra, Kaye Ballard and many more. However, Bart Howard told Bennett that his 1965 recording was “the definitive performance of this song.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Fly Me To The Moon” in 1965 for the album If I Ruled The World: Songs For The Jet Set. The arrangement is from Don Costa.
I hope you don’t mind me featuring this album two days in a row, but I can’t help it. This album is one of my favorites–I play it all the time.
“Fly Me To The Moon,” as well as If I Ruled The World: Songs For The Jet Set, is available from iTunes.
Saturday again already? No worries … today we have Tony singing today’s song from his 1994 appearance on MTV Unplugged.