The song of the day for Saturday, January 13, 2018 is “Fly Me to the Moon.”
About This Song
“Fly Me To The Moon” was written in 1954 by Bart Howard. Originally titled “In Other Words,” 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 was a big hit for Bennett. 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
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 by Don Costa.
I think it’s worth noting that other than the MTV Unplugged live recording, Mr. Bennett has never recorded another version of this song. It’s perfect just as it is.
“Fly Me to the Moon,” as well as If I Ruled the World: Songs for the Jet Set, is available from iTunes.
Once again, it’s Saturday and our video is from 1999, with Joel Smirnoff playing violin with Mr. Bennett as he sings today’s song.