The song of the day for Wednesday, September 9, 2015 is “Funny Thing.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “Funny Thing,” was composed by Jimmy Van Heusen (as Arthur Williams) with lyrics by Carl Sigman.
In his autobiography, The Good Life, Tony Bennett wrote “I was especially fond of a song I recorded that year called “Funny Thing,” which was credited to the excellent lyricist Carl Sigman and a little-known composer named ‘Arthur Williams.’ Actually, ‘Arthur Williams’ was a pseudonym for publishing reasons by the great tunesmith and my great friend Jimmy Van Heusen. … I thought “Funny Thing” was a great song and a likely hit, and I was disappointed when it didn’t go anywhere.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Funny Thing” on September 24, 1954. The song was arranged and conducted by Percy Faith. It was released as single on November 8, 1954 with “Shoo-Gah (My Pretty Sugar)” on the flip side.
“Funny Thing,” as well as all of the songs collected on The Columbia Singles, Vol. 3, is available from iTunes.