The song of the day for Friday, April 15, 2015 is “They All Laughed.”
About This Song
George and Ira Gershwin wrote “They All Laughed” in 1937 for the Fred Astaire film Shall We Dance, where it was sung by Ginger Rogers and also features her and Fred dancing.
About This Version
This song is a favorite of Tony Bennett’s. I believe he’s sung at most, if not all, of his concerts that I’ve attended. He always sings it in a charming and somewhat self-effacing way that the audience really loves. He’s recorded it several times, including in 1968 for I’ve Gotta Be Me and in 2011 for Cheek To Cheek with Lady Gaga.
“They All Laughed,” as well as Steppin’ Out, is available from iTunes.
Today, we have an extended excerpt from “Shall We Dance,” featuring Ginger Rogers singing today’s song. And she sings the verse, which I’d not heard until today when I found this video!