The song of the day for Sunday, August 1, 2021, is “Fly Me To The Moon.”
About This Week
Please join us here at The Year of Tony Bennett in a week-long celebration of Tony Bennett’s 95th birthday on August 3. We’re celebrating by playing some of his greatest hits and greatest recordings.
About This Song
“Fly Me To The Moon” was written by Bart Howard in 1954. It was originally titled “In Other Words,” but the song was not doing that well, in spite of several recordings. In 1962, Howard renamed it “Fly Me To The Moon,” and the song began to catch on. Tony Bennett’s 1965 recording for If I Ruled The World was a big hit for Bennett. There have been many recordings of the song, including those by Frank Sinatra, Kaye Ballard, and many more. However, Bart Howard told Bennett that his 1965 recording was “the definitive performance of this song.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Fly Me To The Moon” in 1965 for his album If Ruled The World: Songs For The Jet Set. Bob Costa wrote the very fine arrangement.
“Fly Me To The Moon,” as well as If Ruled The World: Songs For The Jet Set is available on Apple Music.