The song of the day for Tuesday, September 7, 2021, is “MacArthur Park.”
About This Song
“MacArthur Park” was written in 1967 by Jimmy Webb. The song was originally intended by Jimmy Webb to be part of a cantata, which was eventually titled “MacArthur Park Suite.” Essentially, the song is about a breakup between Webb and his girlfriend; the two of them used to spend a lot of time hanging out in MacArthur Park. Webb says that the lyrics were meant to be symbolic of the end of a love affair. Someone left a cake out in the rain.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “MacArthur Park” in 1969 for the album Tony Sings The Great Hits Of Today! which was released in 1970. The arrangement was by Peter Matz.
“MacArthur Park,” as well as Tony Sings The Great Hits Of Today! is available on Apple Music.