The song of the day for Monday, April 17, 2017 is “Goody Goody.”
About This Song
“Goody, Goody” was written in 1936, with music by Matty Malneck and lyrics by Johnny Mercer.
This swinging little song concerns a man who thinks he can get away with playing the field without his girlfriend, but she finds out and sings her sweet revenge. The song was quite popular in the 1930s, mostly due to a Benny Goodman recording with Helen Ward on vocals. Other significant recordings include those by Mabel Mercer, Ella Fitzgerald, Bob Crosby and others. I suspect this recording from Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga will join the list.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga recorded “Goody, Goody” for their album Cheek To Cheek. This fun and sassy version was arranged by Marion Evans.
“Goody, Goody,” as well as Cheek To Cheek, is available from iTunes.