The song of the day for Monday, August 12, 2019, is “Day In, Day Out.”
About This Song
“Day Out, Day In” was written in 1939 by Rube Bloom, with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. This song has been a favorite of vocalists since it was written. The tune itself is also rather unusual at 56 measures long. In American Popular Song, Alec Wilder notes that “the melodic line soared and moved across the page like a lovely brush stroke. And it had, remarkable for any pop song, passion.” It has been recorded by many of the finest vocalists, including Ella Fitzgerald, Nat “King” Cole, Billie Holiday, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé, and Margaret Whiting.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Day Out, Day In” In 1992 for the album Perfectly Frank. Ralph Sharon wrote the fine arrangement.
“Day In, Day Out,” as well as , is available from iTunes.