The song of the day for Saturday, August 8, 2020, is “Fly Me To The Moon.” About This Song “Fly Me To The Moon” was written by Bart Howard in 1954. It was originally titled “In Other Words,” but the song was not doing that well, in spite of several recordings. In 1962, Howard renamed […]
Quote of the Day
For my money, Tony Bennett is the best singer in the business, the best exponent of a song. He excites me when I watch him — he moves me. He’s the singer who gets across what the composer has in mind, and probably a little more. There’s a feeling in back of it.
The song of the day for Friday, August 7, 2020, is “Pick Yourself Up.” About This Song “Pick Yourself Up” was written by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields in 1936 for the movie Swing Time, where it was introduced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It was used in the early part of the film […]
The song of the day for Thursday, August 6, 2020, is “All The Things You Are.” About This Song “All The Things You Are” was written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein for the 1939 musical Very Warm For May. In American Popular Song, Alec Wilder considers it to be one of Kern’s finest songs […]
The song of the day for Wednesday, August 5, 2020, is “Give Me The Simple Life.” About This Song “Give Me The Simple Life” was written by Rube Bloom and Harry Ruby in 1946 for the film Wake Up and Dream, which starred John Payne and June Haver. About This Version Tony Bennett recorded “Give […]