The song of the day for Tuesday, October 4, 2016 is “Goody Goody.”
About This Song
“Goody Goody” was written in 1936 by Matty Malneck and Johnny Mercer. This swinging little song concerns a man who thinks he can get away with playing the field without his girlfriend, but she finds out and sings her sweet revenge. The song was quite popular in the 1930s, mostly due to a Benny Goodman recording with Helen Ward on vocals. Other significant recordings include those by Mabel Mercer, Ella Fitzgerald, Bob Crosby and others. I suspect this recording from Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga will join the list.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga recorded “Goody Goody” in 2014 for their terrific album Cheek To Cheek (Deluxe Version). The arrangement is from Marion Evans.
“Goody Goody,” as well as Cheek To Cheek (Deluxe Version), is available from iTunes.