The song of the day for Thursday, January 15, 2015 is “Give Me The Simple Life.”
About This Song
“Give Me The Simple Life” was written in 1946 by Harry Ruby and Rube Bloom for the movie Wake Up and Dream, which starred John Payne and June Haver.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Give Me The Simple Life” on December 22, 1954; in that session he recorded five songs for Cloud 7, including “I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me” and “My Baby Just Cares For Me.” “Give Me The Simple Life,” as well as all the songs recorded on this date, was arranged by Charles Panely.
“Give Me The Simple Life” is the 7th song on the album, following two slower-tempo love songs. It’s a nice little swingy tune, with a charming and clever lyric. There’s also a fun instrumental-only chorus that makes you want to jump up and dance.
“Give Me The Simple Life,” as well as Cloud 7, is available from iTunes.