The song of the day for Sunday, November 26, 2023, is “Pick Yourself Up.”
About This Song
“Pick Yourself Up” was written in 1936 by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields for the film Swing Time, where it was introduced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It was used in the early part of the film when Astaire pretends to not be able to dance and asks for Ginger Rogers as his dance instructor just so he can dance with her. This song has been widely recorded, including those by Nat King Cole, Anita O’Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and Diana Krall.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Pick Yourself Up” with The Bill Charlap Trio in 2015 for the album The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern. It was arranged by Bill Charlap.
“Pick Yourself Up,” as well as The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern, is available on Apple Music.
Here are Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dancing to “Pick Yourself Up” from Swing Time: