The song of the day for Wednesday, June 9, 2021, is “Anything Goes.”
Today we are honoring the great Cole Porter, who was born 130 years ago today, June 9, 1891, in Peru, Indiana.
About This Song
“Anything Goes” was written by Cole Porter in 1934 for the musical of the same name. In Anything Goes, Cole Porter and book writers Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse created one of the great musical comedy characters of all time: Reno Sweeney, played by Ethel Merman in the original 1934 production. The score contains many of Porter’s most popular songs, including “I Get a Kick Out You,” “You’re The Top,” and “Blow, Gabriel, Blow.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett sang “Anything Goes” at his 1962 concert at Carnegie Hall, captured on Tony Bennett At Carnegie Hall.
“Anything Goes,” as well as Tony Bennett At Carnegie Hall is available on Apple Music.