The song of the day for Friday, June 9, 2023, is “So In Love.”
Today we are celebrating the birth of one of America’s greatest songwriters, Cole Porter. Porter was born to a wealthy family on June 9, 1891, in Peru, Indiana. The family wanted Porter to study law and Porter enrolled at Yale University. However, Porter had other ideas and majored in English, with a minor in Music. He sang with the Whiffenpoofs and was the president of the Yale Glee Club, all while writing over 300 songs. He did enroll in Law School at Harvard, but soon left to to study music. In 1915, a song of his was included in a Broadway revue.
His career was legendary — he wrote music and lyrics for many Broadway musicals and also for Hollywood. His stage triumphs include Kiss Me Kate, Anything Goes, Can Can, and Silk Stockings. His film scores include The Pirate, Les Girls, and High Society.
About This Song
“So In Love” was written by Cole Porter in 1948 for Kiss Me Kate, where it was introduced by Patricia Morrison. The song has been widely recorded by singers including Julie Andrews, Ella Fitzgerald, k.d. lang, Patti Page, Dinah Washington and many more.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “So In Love” for his second album with Lady Gaga, Love For Sale, released in 2021.
Love For Sale won the 2022 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.
“So In Love,” as well as Love For Sale is available on Apple Music.