The song of the day for Monday, October 24, 2022, is “I Could Write a Book.”
About This Song
“I Could Write a Book” was written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart for the Broadway musical Pal Joey, where it was introduced by Gene Kelly and Leila Ernst. This has always been an interesting song. Today it’s considered a lovely romantic number, but in the context of the musical, it’s sung as a phony love song in order to woo the innocent ingenue. It’s been widely recorded by artists including Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Betty Carter, Anita O’Day, and Ella Fitzgerald.
About This Version
“I Could Write a Book,” as well as Tony Bennett Sings The Rodgers & Hart Songbook is available on Apple Music.