The song of the day for Sunday, January 29, 2017 is “My Foolish Heart.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “My Foolish Heart,” was written in 1949 by Victor Young and Ned Washington. It was written for a widely-panned film of the same name, based on a J.D. Salinger short story. Time Magazine excoriated the score: “nothing offsets the blight of such tear-splashed excesses as the bloop-bleep-bloop of a sentimental ballad on the soundtrack.” The experience of making this film caused Salinger to refuse to allow any of his works to ever be filmed.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans recorded “My Foolish Heart” in 1975 for their first album, The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album.
“My Foolish Heart,” as well as The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album, is available from iTunes.