The song of the day for Saturday, October 2, 2021, is “Night and Day.”
About This Song
Cole Porter wrote “Night and Day” in 1932 for the musical The Gay Divorce, where it was introduced by Fred Astaire. The song was unusual for its time, with a 48-bar chorus rather than the standard 38 bars. Also of note is the verse, which consists of the same note repeated 35 times. It’s believed that Porter may have been influenced by the Islam call to prayer, heard on a visit to Morocco. In any case, it’s one of Porter’s most well-known songs and is a favorite of singers, including Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and Ella Fitzgerald.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga recorded “Night and Day” for their 2021 album Love For Sale.
“Night and Day,” as well as Love For Sale is available on Apple Music.
Here is Fred Astaire singing “Night and Day” to Ginger Rogers from The Gay Divorcee film from 1934: