The song of the day for Wednesday, January 4, 2017 is “Dancing in the Dark.”
About This Song
“Dancing in the Dark” was written by Arthur Schwarz and Howard Dietz the 1931 revue The Band Wagon and is widely considered to be the finest of the songs written by Schwartz and Dietz. Alec Wilder in American Popular Song describes it as “… a very strong song with a superb, poetic lyric.”
About This Version
Today’s song, “Dancing in the Dark,” was recorded in 1961 for the album My Heart Sings. The arrangement is by Ralph Burns.
“Dancing in the Dark,” as well as My Heart Sings, is available from iTunes.
This past New Year’s Eve, Turner Classic Movies had the great sense to air all three of the That’s Entertainment films. This dance with Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse dancing to today’s song never fails to thrill me.