The song of the day for Saturday, December 9, 2017 is “The Best Is Yet To Come.”
About This Song
“The Best Is Yet To Come” was written in 1959 by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh. Some say that this song was written for Tony Bennett. In any case, the song is strongly identified with him and he sings it at most of his concerts. Other recordings include those by Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, and Ella Fitzgerald.
About This Version
Tony Bennett first recorded “The Best Is Yet To Come” in 1960, featuring an arrangement by composer Cy Coleman. It was released as a single that year and was later included on the album I Left My Heart in San Francisco.
“The Best Is Yet To Come,” as well as all of the songs included on The Columbia Singles, Vol. 6, is available from iTunes.
This Saturday I’m happy to present a video from Mr. Bennett’s 2017 appearance on The Jimmy Kimmel Show, where he sang today’s song as part of the publicity for the Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 album.