The song of the day for Tuesday, March 3, 2020, is “My Foolish Heart.”
About This Song
“My Foolish Heart” was written in 1949 by Victor Young and Ned Washington for a widely-panned film of the same name, based on a J.D. Salinger short story. Time magazine excoriated the score: “nothing offsets the blight of such tear-splashed excesses as the bloop-bleep-bloop of a sentimental ballad on the soundtrack.” The song was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song but lost to Frank Loesser’s “Baby It’s Cold Outside.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans recorded “My Foolish Heart” in 1975 for their first album: The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album.
“My Foolish Heart,” as well as The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album, is available from iTunes.