The song of the day for Saturday, June 13, 2015 is “I Won’t Dance.”
About This Song
“I Won’t Dance” was written in 1934 by Jerome Kern. The original 1934 lyrics were by Oscar Hammerstein and Otto Harbach. The song was originally written for a London musical called Three Sisters, though the show was flop and was quickly forgotten. The following year, a film of Roberta was made, and the song was re-purposed, this time with the new Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields lyrics, which are used in today’s song.
About This Version
I absolutely adore this song and even more this version. Arranged by Marion Evans, this song swings like crazy. The first chords in the introduction really pops; the listener knows he or she is in for a great time. It’s a terrific sound and I want to jump up and dance every time I hear it.
“I Won’t Dance,” as well as Cheek To Cheek, is available from iTunes.
Today is Saturday and that means a video. Today’s video is Tony and Lady Gaga singing today’s song from their PBS special, originally aired last fall. It has showgirls! I love showgirls!