The song of the day for Tuesday, February 5, 2013, is Dancing In The Dark.
About Dancing In The Dark
Written for the 1931 stage revue The Band Wagon, Dancing In The Dark was written by the great songwriting team of Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz. It was a big band hit in 1941 by Artie Shaw. Many will remember the ballet of Dancing In The Dark with Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse, from the 1953 film The Band Wagon.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded Dancing In The Dark in 1961 for My Heart Sings. Produced by Ernie Altschuler, the album features a big band, including guitarist Chuck Wayne, who arranged much of Bennett’s 1955 Cloud 7.
Dancing In The Dark, as well as the entire My Heart Sings album, is available from iTunes.