The song of the day for Monday, June 22, 2020, is “It Was Me.”
It’s summer and there’s no better summer song than this one.
About This Song
“It Was Me” was written in 1960 by Gilbert Bécaud as “C’etait Moi,” with English lyrics by Norman Gimbel. It’s a beautiful love song that brings memories of summers past and, maybe, to come. In 2009, Tony Bennett named this as his favorite summer song in an NPR interview.
All summer, we’ve been asking the question: What is your favorite summer song? We recently turned to a man who has introduced dozens of songs to the Great American Songbook: the legendary Tony Bennett, who joined Melissa Block from his painting studio in Manhattan to discuss his favorite summer song.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “It Was Me” in 1962 for the album I Wanna Be Around. Marty Manning wrote the arrangement.
“It Was Me,” as well as I Wanna Be Around, is available from Apple Music.