The song of the day for Tuesday, August 17, 2021, is “Smile.”
About This Song
Charlie Chaplin wrote “Smile” for his last silent film, Modern Times, which shows Chaplin and his costar Paulette Goddard, walking hand-in-hand up the road as the sun rises and as this song plays, in one of the most iconic scenes ever filmed. The lyrics are by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Smile” in 1959, featuring an arrangement by Ralph Burns. It was released as single that year and was also added to the album I Left My Heart In San Francisco.
“Smile,” as well as I Left My Heart In San Francisco is available on Apple Music.
We’ve also got the last moments of Modern Times with Charlie Chaplin and Paulette Goddard: