The song of the day for Sunday, May 7, 2023, is “Top Hat, White Tie and Tails.”
About This Song
Irving Berlin wrote “Top Hat, White Tie and Tails” for the 1935 film Top Hat, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The song was introduced by Mr. Astaire. The film is widely considered to be one of the best of the RKO Astaire and Rogers films; the American Film Institute ranked it 15th on its list of best musicals.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Top Hat, White Tie and Tails” in July 1993 for his album Steppin’ Out, consisting of songs associated with Fred Astaire. Mr. Bennett and Ralph Sharon wrote the arrangement.
Steppin’ Out won the 35th Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance.
“Top Hat, White Tie and Tails,” as well as Steppin’ Out is available on Apple Music.
And of course, we have Mr. Astaire introducing today’s song in the 1935 film Top Hat:
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