The song of the day for Wednesday, July 15, 2015 is “It Was Me.”
About This Song
It Was Me” was written in 1960 by Gilbert Becaud as “C’etait Moi,” with the original French lyrics by Maurice Vidalin and the later English lyrics by Norman Gimbel. It’s a beautiful love song that brings memories of summers past and, maybe, to come.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this song in 1962 for the album I Wanna Be Around, with a Marty Manning arrangement. The album was produced by Ernie Altschuler.
In 2009, Tony Bennett named this as his favorite summer song on NPR; you can listen to the interview here.
“It Was Me,” as well as I Wanna Be Around, is available from iTunes.