The song of the day for Sunday, June 29, 2014 is “The Lady’s In Love With You.”
About This Song
“The Lady’s In Love With You” was written by Frank Loesser and Burton Lane for the 1939 film Some Like It Hot (not to be confused with the excellent 1959 Billy Wilder film), where it was introduced by Bob Hope and Shirley Ross. It’s been widely recorded, including those by Tony Bennett, Glenn Miller, Margaret Whiting, and Michael Feinstein.
The Year of Tony Bennett would like to remember the great American songwriter Frank Loesser, who was born on this day, June 29, in 1910. Loesser had a remarkable career as the writer of Guys and Dolls, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying and the remarkable The Most Happy Fella. He also wrote for films, including today’s song and “They’re Either Too Young or Too Old” for Stage Door Canteen.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this song in 1967 for his album Tony Makes It Happen! This album also features another Loesser song, “Can’t Get Out Of This Mood.” The album was arranged and conducted by Marion Evans.
“The Lady’s In Love With You,” as well as the album Tony Makes It Happen!, is available from iTunes.