The song of the day for Saturday, May 14, 2022, 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. Written 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 first recorded “You Go To My Head” in 1957 for The Beat of My Heart. Today’s version, though, is from 1992 for Perfectly Frank. Ralph Sharon wrote the very fine arrangement.
“You Go To My Head,” as well as Perfectly Frank is available on Apple Music.