The song of the day for Tuesday, July 14, 2020, is “The Good Life.”
About This Song
“The Good Life” was written in 1962 by Sacha Distel and Jack Reardon. Originally titled “La Belle Vie,” “The Good Life” was featured in the movie Seven Capital Sins. Tony Bennett is the singer most widely identified with “The Good Life;” other good recordings include those by Betty Carter, Carmen McRae, and Stephane Grappelli. It has been said that Distel wrote this song about Bridgette Bardot, who refused Distel’s marriage proposal.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “The Good Life” in December 1962 for the album I Wanna Be Around, released in early 1963. Marty Manning wrote the arrangement.
“The Good Life,” as well as I Wanna Be Around, is available from Apple Music.