The song of the day for Friday, September 8, 2023, is “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive.”
About This Song
“Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive” was written in 1944 by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer. This charming song was written in the style of a sermon with the message that being positive is the key to happiness. Mercer is said to have heard a sermon by Father Divine, who said “You got to accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative.” And thus this memorable song was born. The song was first used in the 1944 movie Here Comes the Waves, starring Bing Crosby and Betty Hutton. Significant recordings include those by Bing Crosby, Kay Kyser, Artie Shaw, Ella Fitzgerald, and Dinah Washington.
About This Version
“Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive,” as well as The Playground, is available on Apple Music.