The song of the day for Friday, July 18, 2014 is “Just One Of Those Things.”
About This Song
Cole Porter wrote “Just One of Those Things” for the 1935 musical Jubilee. It soon became one the great standards in the American songbook. Even J.D. Salinger referenced the song in The Catcher in the Rye, when Holden Caulfield states that he likes the song and says that even the “stinking band” in the hotel lounge “couldn’t ruin it entirely.” It’s been recorded by a wide range of performers including Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Tormé, Bing Crosby, Sarah Vaughan and Doris Day.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Just One of Those Things” for his 1957 album The Beat of Heart and featured Art Blakey on drums. It was arranged by Bennett and Ralph Sharon. The Beat of My Heart was the first album that Bennett and Sharon did together.
“Just One of Those Things,” as well as the album The Beat of My Heart, is available from iTunes.