The song of the day for Wednesday, February 3, 2016 is “Let’s Fall In Love.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “Let’s Fall In Love,” was written in 1933 by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler for the film of the same name. They had been signed to a five-week contract in Hollywood to write the score. It was Arlen’s first trip to Hollywood and he and Koehler left New York for Hollywood by train. They wrote “Let’s Fall In Love” on the Chief between Chicago and Los Angeles. Arlen was trying to work out the song, but had no keyboard with him. One lunchtime, the porter announced lunch using a set of chimes; Arlen quickly borrowed them to work out the notes for this song and it was all but finished by their arrival a few days later.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Let’s Fall In Love” in 1960 for his first album to pay tribute to a composer: Tony Bennett Sings A String Of Harold Arlen, released the following year. The album was arranged and conducted by Glenn Osser.
“Let’s Fall In Love,” as well as Tony Bennett Sings a String of Harold Arlen, is available from iTunes.