The Song of the Day for August 30, 2012 is You’re All The World To Me.
About You’re All The World To Me
You’re All The World To Me was written in 1950 by Burton Lane (music) and Alan Jay Lerner (lyrics). It premiered in the 1951 Royal Wedding,starring Fred Astaire, who introduced the song in the famous “dancing on the ceiling” scene.
About This Version
This version is from Tony Bennett’s 1993 Stepping Out, his tribute to Fred Astaire.
A Special Treat
Here’s the famous dance from Royal Wedding. Note that the entire number is done in a single take. The entire set of the room and the camera was attached to an axis rotated through the number. It was a revolutionary effect that was used in later films, including 2001: A Space Odyssey and most recently, Inception.