The song of the day for Wednesday, December 7, 2022, is “Time After Time.”
About This Song
“Time After Time” was written by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn in 1947 for the movie It Happened in Brooklyn. It was introduced by Frank Sinatra and was a major hit for him. This song has been widely recorded by many artists. In his fine book The Jazz Standards, Al Gioia quotes Jule Styne as saying “It’s a man’s song — ‘Time After Time.’ When a woman sings it, it is drained of all its power, so to speak. The girls can’t do it.”Well, tell that to Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McRae, Anita O’Day, and Cyndi Lauper.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Time After Time” in June 1992 and was released that year on Perfectly Frank. It was arranged by Ralph Sharon.
Perfectly Frank won the 1993 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance.
“Time After Time,” as well as Perfectly Frank is available on Apple Music.
Here’s Sinatra’s version 1957 recording with the Nelson Riddle arrangement: