The song of the day for Saturday, May 3, 2014 is “La Vie en Rose.”
About This Song
“La Vie en Rose” may be best known as the signature song of Edith Piaf, who wrote the lyrics song as well; the music was composed by Marguerite Monnot and Louis Guglielmi. She first recorded it in 1947. The song received a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1998.
About This Version
After k.d. lang joined Tony for his MTV concert in 1994 and on Playin’ With My Friends in 2001, they paired up to do an entire album of songs made popular by Louis Armstrong called A Wonderful World. I love the way their voices sound together and this entire album is a joy, not the least of which is this song.
“La Vie En Rose,” as well as the album A Wonderful World, is available from iTunes.
Here are Tony and k.d. lang singing “La Vie en Rose” from the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.