The song of the day for Sunday, March 5, 2023, is “Pick Yourself Up.”
About This Song
“Pick Yourself Up” was written by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields for the 1936 movie Swing Time, where it was introduced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It was used in the early part of the film when Astaire pretends to be unable to dance and asks for Ginger Rogers as his dance instructor just so he can dance with her. This song has been widely recorded, including those by Nat King Cole, Anita O’Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and Diana Krall.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Pick Yourself Up” for his album The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern, released in 2015. He was backed by The Bill Charlap, with Charlap on piano, Peter Washington on bass, and Kenny Washington on drums.
The album won the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Album.
“Pick Yourself Up,” as well as The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern is available on Apple Music.
Here are Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dancing to “Pick Yourself Up” from Swing Time: