The song of the day for Tuesday, October 22, 2019, is “You Go To My Head.”
About This Song
“You Go To My Head” was written in 1938 by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie. Composed by the same songwriting team that gave us “Santa Claus is Coming To Town,” “You Go to My Head” is a well-respected popular song. In American Popular Song, Alec Wilder called it “a phenomenon” and “a minor masterpiece.” Al Gioia in The Jazz Standards notes that “this song comes closer than any tune I know to capturing in musical form the feeling of losing control.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “You Go To My Head” in 1992 for the album Perfectly Frank, consisting of songs associated with Frank Sinatra. Ralph Sharon did the arrangement. Mr. Bennett had previously recorded “You Go To My Head” in 1957 for The Beat of My Heart, though it wasn’t released until the 1997 CD re-release of that album.
“You Go To My Head,” as well as Perfectly Frank, is available from iTunes.