The song of the day for Wednesday, June 3, 2020, is “Dancing in the Dark.”
About This Song
“Dancing in the Dark” was written by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz for the 1931 revue The Band Wagon and is widely considered to be the finest of the songs written by Schwartz and Dietz. Alec Wilder in American Popular Song describes it as “a very strong song with a superb, poetic lyric.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Dancing in the Dark” in 1961 for his album My Heart Sings. Ralph Burns, who arranged and conducted for Bennett’s 1959 album Hometown, My Town, arranged and conducted this album. I adore the work that Burns did for Bennett and love his big band-style arrangements.
“Dancing in the Dark,” as well as My Heart Sings, is available from iTunes.