The song of the day for Monday, June 8, 2020, is “For Once In My Life.”
About This Song
“For Once In My Life” was written in 1967 by Ron Miller and Orlando Murden. The song was written for the Motown Record’s Jobete publishing company. This song not only found success as a Motown song, with recordings by Stevie Wonder and Jean duShon, but also as a popular standard, starting with Tony Bennett’s recording in 1967. Thanks to Tony Bennett’s original recording of the song, it’s been sung by other popular and jazz singers such as Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.
About This Version
Tony Bennet and Stevie Wonder recorded “For Once In My Life” in 2006 for Duets: An American Classic. Jorge Calandrelli wrote the arrangement.
“For Once In My Life,” as well as Duets: An American Classic, is available from iTunes.