The song of the day for Tuesday, September 3, 2013 is “I Fall In Love Too Easily.”
About This Song
“I Fall In Love Too Easily” was written by Jule Styne, with lyrics by Sammy Cahn in 1944. It was written for the 1945 film Anchors Aweigh, where it was introduced by Frank Sinatra. Though nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, it lost of to the Rodgers and Hammerstein song “It Might As Well Be Spring.” Your opinionated author thinks that it’s been a long time since we’ve seen songs of this calibre competing for Best Original Song.
About This Version
Today’s song is from Tony Bennett’s 1992 album Perfectly Frank, in which he sings 24 of Sinatra’s most famous songs. While the songs themselves may be associated with Sinatra, this album is pure Bennett.
Tony Bennett won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance for Perfectly Frank.