The song of the day for Saturday, October 15, 2022, is “The Good Life.”
About This Song
“The Good Life” was written by Sacha Distel and Jack Reardon in 1962. Originally titled “La Belle Vie,” “The Good Life” was featured in the movie Seven Capital Sins. Tony Bennett is the singer most widely identified with “The Good Life.”Other good recordings include those by Betty Carter, Carmen McRae, and Stephane Grappelli. It has been said that Distel wrote this song about Bridgette Bardot, who refused Distel’s marriage proposal.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this version of “The Good Life” on June 24, 1970. John Bunch accompanied Bennett on piano.
“The Good Life,” as well as Rarities, Outtakes & Other Delights, Vol. 1 is available on Apple Music.