The song of the day for Saturday, May 28, 2022, is “Rags to Riches.”
About This Song
“Rags to Riches” was written in 1953 by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. When Tony Bennett first heard “Rags to Riches,” he hated the song and was forced by Mitch Miller to record it. With a very nice arrangement by Percy Faith, the recording was huge hit for Bennett and earned him a gold record. Thankfully, Bennett grew to enjoy singing the song. Martin Scorcese used the 1953 recording in the opening of Goodfellas, which helped find a new audience for this song.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Rags to Riches” on March 17, 1953, with a very fine arrangement by Percy Faith.
“Rags to Riches,” as well as the singles collected on The Columbia Singles, Vol. 2 is available on Apple Music.
Today we’re honoring Ray Liotta, who passed away on May 26, 2022, and are remembering him from the opening of Goodfellas, where Bennett’s version of “Rags to Riches” was played.