The song of the day for Saturday, June 29, 2013 is “Watch What Happens.”
About This Song
“Watch What Happens” was written in 1964 by Michel Legrand with English lyrics by Norman Gimbel for the film The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.
About This Version
Today’s version is from Bennett’s masterful 1965 album If I Ruled the World – Songs For the Jet Set.
Tony Bennett has opened every concert of his that I have attended with this song, which makes me very happy because I love this song very much and never tire of hearing him sing it. (And yes, this dates back to seeing The Umbrellas of Cherbourg at the tender age of fifteen. I think my parents took me because I was taking French in school at the time.)
“Watch What Happens,” as well as the If I Ruled The World – Songs For the Jet Set, is available from iTunes.