The song of the day for Saturday, April 14, 2018 is “Dancing in the Dark.”
About This Song
“Dancing in the Dark” was written for the 1931 revue The Band Wagon and is widely considered to be the finest of the songs written by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz. Alec Wilder in American Popular Song describes it as “… a very strong song with a superb, poetic lyric.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Dancing in the Dark” in 1961 for the album My Heart Sings. The excellent arrangement is by Ralph Burns.
“Dancing in the Dark,” as well as My Heart Sings, is available from iTunes.
Our Saturday video is from the 1953 film Dancing in the Dark and features Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse. Her skirt is simply amazing.