The song of the day for Friday, November 11, 2017 is “I Wished on the Moon.”
About This Song
“I Wished on the Moon” was written in 1935 by Ralph Rainger, with lyrics by Dorothy Parker (yes, that Dorothy Parker). This song was first recorded in 1935 by Ruth Etting. Bing Crosby sang in The Big Broadcast of 1936. Other recordings include those by Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé, Billie Holiday, Art Pepper and Tony Bennett.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “I Wished on the Moon” in 1992 for album of songs associated with Frank Sinatra: Perfectly Frank.
“I Wished on the Moon,” as well as Perfectly Frank, is available from iTunes.
Today’s video features Tony Bennett as a guest on the Jimmy Fallon show from last year, where he talks about Frank Sinatra.