The song of the day for Monday, February 29, 2016 is “Out of This World.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “Out of This World,” was written in 1944 by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer for the 1945 movie of the same name. Out Of This World starred Eddie Bracken; however Bing Crosby dubbed the vocals for Bracken and introduced the song. Alec Wilder was a fan of this song, praising its ethereal quality and the excellent lyrics by Mercer.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this version of “Out of This World” in 1967 for his album For Once In My Life. The arrangement is from Marion Evans.
“Out of This World,” as well as For Once In My Life, is available from iTunes.
A Few Thoughts
Spending a month with the music of Harold Arlen has been an enormous joy for me. I hope you liked our tour of his wonderful music. Tomorrow is March 1 and our songwriter of the month will be none other than test pilot and composer Jimmy Van Heusen. More great tunes by the great Tony Bennett!