The song of the day for Wednesday, November 2, 2016 is “The Good Life.”
About This Song
“The Good Life” was written in 1962 by Sacha Distel and Jack Reardon. Originally titled “La Belle Vie,” the song was featured in the movie Seven Capital Sins. Tony Bennett is the singer most widely identified with “The Good Life;” other good recordings include those by Betty Carter, Carmen McRae and Stephane Grappelli. It has been said that Distel wrote this song about Bridgette Bardot, who refused Distel’s marriage proposal.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “The Good Life” in 1962 for the album I Wanna Be Around, released in 1963. The arrangement is by Marty Manning.
“The Good Life,” as well as I Wanna Be Around, is available from iTunes.