The song of the day for Wednesday, July 30, 2014 is “The Best Is Yet To Come.”
About This Song
Today’s song was written in 1959 by Cy Coleman (music) and Carolyn Leigh (lyrics). Some say that “The Best is Yet to Come” was written for Tony Bennett. In any case, the song is strongly identified with him and he sings it at many of his concerts. Other recordings include those by Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, and Ella Fitzgerald.
About This Version
Today’s song was recorded 54 years ago today: July 30, 1960. Also recorded that day was “Marry Young,” also by Coleman and Leigh. The two songs were released on a single (Columbia 45: 41965) in 1961. And, in 1962, both were included on Tony Bennett’s album I Left My Heart in San Francisco.
“The Best Is Yet To Come,” as well as the album I Left My Heart In San Francisco, is available from iTunes.