The song of the day for Thursday, December 7, 2023, is “I Got Rhythm.”
About This Song
“I Got Rhythm” was written in 1928 by George and Ira Gershwin. Gershwin originally wrote this song with a slow tempo for the 1928 musical Treasure Girl. In 1930 for Girl Crazy, he decided on a faster rhythm. The song was introduced by Ethel Merman and became wildly popular based on her performance. Artists including Miss Merman, Fred Astaire, John Pizzarelli, and Ethel Waters have recorded it many times. It’s one of the great jazz standards.
About This Version
Tony Bennett sang “I Got Rhythm” live on September 15, 2016, for his 90th birthday celebration, which resulted in Tony Bennett Celebrates 90, which includes performances by guest stars such as Lady Gaga, Billy Joel, Elton John, and k.d. lang, as well as Tony Bennett singing live.
“I Got Rhythm,” as well as Tony Bennett Celebrates 90, is available on Apple Music.