The song of the day for Friday, July 9, 2021, is “How Do You Keep The Music Playing.”
About This Song
“How Do You Keep The Music Playing” was written in 1982, with music by Michel Legrand and lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, for the movie Best Friends. It was one of three songs with lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman that were nominated that year for an Academy Award for Best Song (though the award went to “Up Where We Belong” from the movie An Officer and a Gentleman). The song has become a popular standard and has had many fine recordings, including those by Frank Sinatra (who encouraged Bennett to sing this song), Frankie Laine, Johnny Mathis and Tony Bennett, Tony Bennett and George Michael, and, most recently, Tony Bennett and Aretha Franklin.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this version of “How Do You Keep The Music Playing” in 2011 with Aretha Franklin for Duets II.
“How Do You Keep The Music Playing,” as well as Duets II is available on Apple Music.
Please enjoy this video of Tony Bennett and Aretha Franklin in the studio while they recorded this song.