The song of the day for Monday, August 28, 2017 is “Smile.”
About This Song
“Smile” was written by Charles Chaplin, with lyrics by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons, in 1936 for his last silent film, Modern Times, which shows Chaplin and his costar Paulette Goddard, walking hand-in-hand up the road as the sun rises and as this song plays, in one of the most iconic scenes ever filmed. This song is a favorite of Tony Bennett’s and he sings “Smile” followed by “When You’re Smiling” at the end of his concerts.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this beautiful version of “Smile” in 1965 for The Movie Song Album.
“Smile,” as well as The Movie Song Album, is available from iTunes.
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Please help the victims of Hurricane Harvey by making your financial donation to the American Red Cross’ disaster relief services such as shelter, food, comfort, etc.