The song of the day for Sunday, April 3, 2015 is “Who Cares?”
About This Song
George and Ira Gershwin wrote this song in 1931 for the Broadway musical Of Thee I Sing. It’s one of their very popular songs with many fine recordings, including those by Fred Astaire, Ella Fitzgerald and Judy Garland. Tony Bennett sings this song regularly in concerts to this day.
About This Version
Today’s song is the second cut on our album of the month, Steppin’ Out. I really enjoy he starts out with verse nice and slow and then kicks into a faster tempo for the chorus. This Gershwin song is a lot of fun!
Fred Astaire, and his sister Adele Astaire, appeared in the 1931 Of Thee I Sing production. It was their last performance together as a team.
“Who Cares?,” as well as Steppin’ Out, is available from iTunes.
Here’s a nice video Tony Bennett singing today’s song, from 2011: