The song of the day for Monday, September 12, 2016 is “You Go To My Head.”
About This Song
“You Go To My Head” was written in 1938 by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie, the same songwriting team that wrote “Santa Claus is Coming To Town.” “You Go to My Head” is a well-respected popular song. In American Popular Song, Alec Wilder called it “a phenomenon” and “a minor masterpiece.” Al Gioia in The Jazz Standards notes that “this song comes closer than any tune I know to capturing in musical form the feeling of losing control.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett has recorded “You Go To My Head” twice: the first in 1957 for The Beat of My Heart and again in 1992 for Perfectly Frank. It’s the 1992 version, arranged by Ralph Sharon, that we’re featuring today.
“You Go To My Head,” as well as Perfectly Frank, is available from iTunes.