The song of the day for Monday, March 6, 2023, is “The Way You Look Tonight.”
About This Song
“The Way You Look Tonight” was written in 1936 by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields for the 1936 movie Swing Time. The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Fields was the first woman to win an Oscar for songwriting. It’s a magnificent love song that found a position as a jazz standard, with recordings by Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, Mel Tormé, and Frank Sinatra.
About This Version
Tony Bennett, with Bill Charlap on piano, recorded “The Way You Look Tonight” for the 2015 album The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern.
“The Way You Look Tonight,” as well as The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern is available on Apple Music.
Here’s Fred Astaire singing “The Way You Look Tonight” from Swing Time: