The song of the day for Sunday, September 15, 2013 is “Out Of This World.”
About This Song
If there is anything better than a Harold Arlen song, it’s a Harold Arlen song with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. And so, today’s song of the day is Arlen’s and Mercer’s 1944 song “Out Of This World,” written for the film of the same name. The film starred actor Eddie Bracken, but the song was sung by Bing Crosby.
About This Version
Tony Bennett has recorded “Out Of This World” twice: once in 1960 for the album Alone Together (arranged by Frank DeVol) and again in 1967 for the album For Once In My Life, arranged by Marion Evans. Both versions have their strong points, but for today I chose the 1967 version. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. I only wish the hardest decisions I had to make involved making me choose between two superb versions of the same wonderful song by two great songwriters sung by Tony Bennett.