The song of the day for Thursday, March 5, 2015 is “Nobody’s Heart Belongs To Me.”
About This Song
“Nobody’s Heart Belongs To Me” was written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart for the musical By Jupiter in 1942. Directed by Joshua Logan, it starred Ray Bolger, Vera-Ellen and Constance Moore. It was their last full-length work. In American Popular Music, Alec Wilder called this song “one of the loveliest songs Rodgers or any other theater writer has ever written. In the area of this form of music it is a masterpiece.”
About This Version
It’s no secret that I love the music of Rodgers and Hart. I’m guessing that Tony Bennett and Ralph Sharon do as well; today’s song is the third song on the album and all three have been written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. And there’s one more to come.
Unlike some of Hart’s lyrics, this one is completely without irony; the song is sincere and heartbreaking. And beautifully sung, with great heart, by Tony Bennett.
“Nobody’s Heart Belongs To Me,” as well as Tony Sings For Two, is available from iTunes.