The song of the day for Monday, July 13, 2020, is “The Rules of the Road.”
About This Song
“The Rules of the Road” was written in 1961 by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh. In addition to several recordings by Tony Bennett, the song has also been recorded by Lena Horne, Shirley Horne, Nat King Cole, and Rosemary Clooney. As far as I am concerned, Tony Bennett owns this song.
About This Version
Today features Bennett’s first recording of “The Rules of the Road,” made in 1961 and released on the album I Left My Heart In San Francisco, released in 1962. Ralph Burns wrote the very excellent arrangement.
It appears today marks the 20th time I’ve named “The Rules of the Road” as song of the day. All I can say is that yes, I do love this song that much.
“The Rules of the Road,” as well as I Left My Heart in San Francisco, is available from Apple Music.