The song of the day for Monday, December 10, 2018, is “You Go To My Head.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “You Go To My Head,” was written in 1938 by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie, the same writing 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 this version of “You Go To My Head” in 1992 for his album Perfectly Frank, an album of songs often associated with Frank Sinatra. Bennett also recorded this same song in 1957 for The Beat of My Heart, though it wasn’t released until 1997 on CD re-release of the album.
You Go to My Head, a song by Tony Bennett on Spotify
“You Go To My Head,” as well as Perfectly Frank, is available from iTunes.