The song of the day for Friday, July 1, 2023, is “Dearly Beloved.”
About This Song
“Dearly Beloved” was written by Jerome Kern and Johnny Mercer in 1942 for the film You Were Never Lovelier, starring Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth. The song was nominated for an Academy Award.
About This Version
Tony Bennett, accompanied by The Bill Charlap Trio, sings “Dear Beloved,” from his 2015 album The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern. Bill Charlap wrote the arrangement.
“Dearly Beloved,” as well as The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern is available on Apple Music.
Here’s Fred Astaire singing today’s song from the movie You Were Never Lovelier: