The Song of the Day for August 23, 2012 is Love Is Here to Stay.
Written by George and Ira Gershwin, Love Is Here to Stay is popular jazz and popular song standard. It was written for the 1938 movie The Goldwyn Follies, which was released after George Gershwin’s untimely death. Originally, the song was called It’s Here to Stay, but later changed to Our Love Is Here to Stay. However, it was finally published as Love Is Here to Stay. The song was the main theme for the 1955 film American in Paris. It has been sung by numerous artists, including Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Blossom Dearie, and even Barry Manilow and Brian Wilson.
About This Version
This version is from Tony Bennett’s 1959 album, Hometown, My Town. The album is an ode to New York and is among Mr. Bennett’s best. It is certainly a favorite at The Year of Tony Bennett.