The song of the day for Thursday, April 18, 2013 is Falling In Love With Love.
About This Song
Today’s song, Falling In Love With Love, was written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart for the 1938 musical The Boys From Syracuse.
About This Version
It’s been … what … more than a week since I chose a Rodgers and Hart song? I can’t help myself; I can’t help but gravitate to Tony Bennett singing Rodgers and Hart.
I have come to believe that Tony Bennett may very well be the perfect interpreter of the songs by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. Their songs have always interested me, with Rodgers’ beautiful melodies and Hart’s sometimes cynical, always witty and technically perfect lyrics. Tony Bennett understands what Rodgers is doing with the music without ever becoming sentimental and what Hart is doing with the lyrics without pretension. Perfect, in other words.
Of course, his masterful Rodgers and Hart albums from 1973 are well-known and well-loved, but Bennett had sung from their works long before those albums. This recording is from the 1997 CD release of If I Ruled The World; it wasn’t used on the original LP release from 1965. It’s a beautiful song and I hope you enjoy it.
Falling In Love With Love, as well as the full If I Ruled The World: Songs For The Jet Set, is available from iTunes.