The song of the day for Wednesday, February 15, 2023, is “Smile.”
About This Song
“Smile” was written in 1938 by Charlie Chaplin, John Turner, and Geoffrey Parsons. Chaplin wrote “Smile” 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.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand recorded “Smile” on February 3, 2006, for Duets: An American Classic. It was arranged by Jorge Calandrelli.
Duets: An American Classic won the 2007 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.
Tony Bennett won the 2007 Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program for Tony Bennett: An American Classic.
“Smile,” as well as Duets: An American Classic is available on Apple Music.
Here’s that scene from Modern Times with Charlie Chaplin and Paulette Goddard: