The song of the day for Monday June 23, 2014 is “Funny Thing.”
About This Song
“Funny Thing” was written in 1954, with music by Jimmy Van Heusen (writing as Arthur Williams) and lyrics by Carl Sigman.
About This Version
In his autobiography, The Good Life, Tony Bennett wrote
I was especially fond of a song I recorded that year called ‘Funny Thing,’ which was credited to the excellent lyricist Carl Sigman and a little-known composer named ‘Arthur Williams.’ Actually, ‘Arthur Williams’ was a pseudonym for publishing reasons by the great tunesmith and my great friend Jimmy Van Heusen. … I thought ‘Funny Thing’ was a great song and a likely hit, and I was disappointed when it didn’t go anywhere.
We think it’s a great song too. I hope you enjoy it.
“Funny Thing,” as well as all of the singles collected on The Columbia Singles, Vol. 3, is available from iTunes.