The song of the day for Monday, November 7, 2016 is “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive.”
About This Song
“Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive” was written in 1944 by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer. This charming song was written in the style of sermon with the message of being positive is the key to happiness. Mercer is said to have heard a sermon by Father Divine, who said “you got to accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative.” And thus this memorable song was born. The song was first used in the 1944 movie Here Comes the Waves, starring Bing Crosby and Betty Hutton. Significant recordings include those by Bing Crosby, Kay Kyser, Artie Shaw, Ella Fitzgerald, and Dinah Washington.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive” in 1998 for his album for children (of all ages!), The Playground.
“Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive,” as well as The Playground, is available from iTunes.