On the ninth day of the Twelve Days of a Tony Bennett Christmas, Tuesday, December 22, 2015, the song of the day is “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.”
About This Song
Written by the songwriting team of J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie, “Santa Claus is Coming To Town” had a spectacular debut. The song was first sung on Eddie Cantor’s radio show in November 1934. On the day after the broadcast, there were 100,000 orders for the sheet music; by Christmas, over 400,000 copies of the sheet music had been sold.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this version of “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” in 1968 for his first Christmas album, Snowfall: The Tony Bennett Christmas Album; it was arranged and conducted by Robert Farnon.
“Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” as well as Snowfall: The Tony Bennett Christmas Album, is available from iTunes.