The song of the day for Saturday, January 1, 2022, is “What a Wonderful World.”
About This Song
“What a Wonderful World” was written by Bob Thiele (as George Douglas) and George David Weiss in 1967. Written at a time of great political and racial unrest in America, “What A Wonderful World” was a kind, gentle and positive song that was very well received. Louis Armstrong recorded it first and it was a big hit for him, selling over a million singles. Even though this song has been recorded by many fine artists, including Tony Bennett, it remains closely identified with Louis Armstrong.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and k.d. lang recorded What a Wonderful World for their 2002 album “What a Wonderful World,” consisting of songs made famous by Louis Armstrong. Lee Musiker wrote the arrangements.
“What a Wonderful World,” as well as A Wonderful World is available on Apple Music.