The song of the day for Friday, August 8, 2014 is “Rags to Riches.”
About This Song
Today’s song was written in 1953 by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Rags to Riches” in March, 1953; it was released as a single that year. It spent eight weeks as the number one song on the Billboard charts and became a gold record. It was arranged by Percy Faith. Elvis Presley recorded this song in 1971.
This is the version that Martin Scorsese used in the opening of his film Goodfellas.
“Rags to Riches,” as well as the other songs on The Columbia Singles, Vol. 2, is available from iTunes.