The song of the day for Saturday, July 27, 2019, is “It Was Me.”
About This Song
Today’s song was originally titled “C’etait Moi” was composed by Gilbert Bécaud, with lyrics by Maurice Vidalin, in 1960. The English lyrics were written by Norman Gimbel, with the English title “It Was Me.” It’s a beautiful love song that brings memories of summers past and, maybe, to come.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “It Was Me” in 1962 for his 1963 album I Wanna Be Around. The excellent arrangement is by Marty Manning.
In 2009, Tony Bennett was interviewed on NPR for a series where people named their favorite summer song. Bennett picked “It Was Me.”
“It Was Me,” as well as I Wanna Be Around, is available from iTunes.