The song of the day for Friday, May 29, 2015 is “That’s Entertainment.”
About This Song
“That’s Entertainment” was written in 1952 by Arthur Schwartz (music) and Howard Dietz (lyrics) for the film The Band Wagon, released in 1953. It also served as the theme song for the very popular That’s Entertainment movie, released in 1974, featuring the greatest MGM musical songs and dances.
About This Version
Tony Bennett seems to be having a great time with “That’s Entertainment.” He not only sings the verse (!) but gives out shout to ‘Show Biz’ with a funny growl at the end. That’s entertainment!
“That’s Entertainment,” as well as Steppin’ Out, is available from iTunes.
Today’s video features the song as sung in The Band Wagon, featuring Fred Astaire, Jack Buchanan, Nanette Fabray and Oscar Levant! It’s a funny number, with a lot of hoofing and silliness.