The song of the day for Thursday, February 1, 2018 is “Comes Once In A Lifetime.”
About This Song
“Comes Once in a Lifetime” is from the 1961 musical Subways Are For Sleeping, with a musical score by Jule Styne and the lyrics by Adolph Green and Betty Comden. The musical was based on a true story first reported in Harper’s Magazine about well-dressed homeless people who slept on subways in New York. In addition to Tony Bennett’s recording, it was a favorite song for Judy Garland.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Comes Once In a Lifetime” on September 9, 1961. It was released as a single that year and was also included on the album Mr. Broadway: Tony’s Greatest Broadway Hits, released on March 16, 1962. The arrangement was done by Marty Manning.
Mr. Broadway: Tony’s Greatest Broadway Hits was the first album that Tony Bennett released in 1962.
“Comes Once In A Lifetime,” as well as Mr. Broadway: Tony’s Greatest Broadway Hits, is available from iTunes.