The song of the day for Saturday October 14, 2017 is “The Good Life.”
About This Song
Originally titled “La Belle Vie,” “The Good Life,” with music by Sacha Distel and lyrics by Jack Reardon, was featured in the movie Seven Capital Sins. Tony Bennett is the singer most widely identified with “The Good Life;” other good recordings include those by Betty Carter, Carmen McRae and Stephane Grappelli. It has been said that Distel wrote this song about Bridgette Bardot, who refused Distel’s marriage proposal.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “The Good Life” in 1962 for his album I Wanna Be Around, released in 1963. The arrangement is by Marty Manning.
“The Good Life,” as well as I Wanna Be Around, is available from iTunes.
It’s Saturday and that means a video! Here’s Tony, singing today’s song.