The song of the day for Tuesday, June 14, 2016 is “The Best Is Yet To Come.”
About This Song
Written in 1959 by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh, some say that “The Best is Yet to Come” 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 and released it as a single that same year. It was arranged by the composer, Cy Coleman.
“The Best Is Yet To Come,” as well as the collected songs on The Columbia Singles, Vol. 6, is available from iTunes.
Today we honor the great songwriter Cy Coleman, who was born on June 14, 1929 in New York. Coleman was a gifted jazz pianist, cabaret artist and composer. His Broadway musicals include Little Me, Sweet Charity, On The Twentieth Century, Barnum and City of Angels.