The song of the day for Monday, June 24, 2019, is “Smile.”
About This Song
Charlie Chaplin wrote “Smile” in 1936 for his last silent film, Modern Times, which shows Chaplin and his costar Paulette Goddard, walking hand-in-hand up the road as the sun rises and as this song plays, in one of the most iconic scenes ever filmed. The lyrics, added later, were written by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons.
This song is a favorite of Tony Bennett’s and he sings “Smile” at most of his live concerts.
About This Version
Tony Bennett has recorded “Smile” several times. Today we are featuring his duet of “Smile” with Barbra Streisand from the 2006 album Duets: An American Classic.
Ms. Streisand’s birthday is June 24. Please join The Year of Tony Bennett in wishing her a happy birthday.
Smile, a song by Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand on Spotify
“Smile,” as well as Duets: An American Classic, is available from iTunes.
Here’s that famous scene with Chaplin and Paulette Goddard from Modern Times: