The Song of the Day for October 4, 2012 is The Way You Look Tonight.
About The Way You Look Tonight
The Way You Look Tonight was written for the film Swing Time and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1936. The song was written by Jerome Kern, with lyrics by Dorothy Fields. Ms Fields has been quoted as saying “The first time Jerry played that melody for me I went out and started to cry. The release absolutely killed me. I couldn’t stop, it was so beautiful.” I do think it is one of the most beautiful songs in the American Songbook.
About This Version
We highlight this song in preparation for Mr. Bennett’s upcoming Viva Duets, which will include a duet of this song with Thaliá.
Today’s version was recorded with the Ralph Sharon Trio; however, the original recording date is unknown. This recording was used in the film My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997). This same version was included on the Rarities, Outtakes and Other Delights, Volume 2, in the recent Complete Collection. It was also compiled on Tony Bennett Sings the Ultimate American Songbook, Volume 1.