The song of the day for Thursday, Mary 12, 2022, is “The Way You Look Tonight.”
About This Song
“The Way You Look Tonight” was written in 1936 by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields. It was introduced by Fred Astaire in the 1936 film Swing Time; the song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for the year. Dorothy Fields remarked “The first time Jerry played that melody for me I went out and started to cry. The release absolutely killed me. I couldn’t stop, it was so beautiful.” Dorothy Fields was the first woman to win an Oscar for songwriting. It’s a magnificent love song that has found a strong position as a jazz standard, with recordings by Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, Mel Tormé, and Frank Sinatra.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “The Way You Look Tonight” in 1997 with the Ralph Sharon Trio for My Best Friend’s Wedding soundtrack.
“The Way You Look Tonight,” as well as Rarities, Outtakes & Other Delights, Vol. 2 is available on Apple Music.