The Song of the Day for Tuesday, November 26, 2013 is “What Makes It Happen?”
About This Song
“What Makes It Happen?” was written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn for the 1966 musical Walking Happy. Van Heusen and Cahn were nominated for the Tony Award for Best Composer and Lyricist, but lost to Kander and Ebb for Cabaret.
About This Version
Forty-seven years ago today, November 26, 1966, Tony Bennett recorded three songs, all arranged by Marion Evans: My Inamorta, Country Girl and today’s song of the day, What Makes It Happen. Today’s song is the question that the name of the album it appears on answers: Tony Makes It Happens! Ernie Altschuler produced the album, which was released in 1967.
“What Makes It Happen?,” as well as the album Tony Makes It Happen!, is available from iTunes.