The song of the day for Monday, July 26, 2021, is “It Was Me.”
About This Song
“It Was Me” (“C’etait Moi” in the original French) was written in 1960 by Gilbert Bécaud and Maurice Vidalin; Norman Gimbel wrote the English lyrics. It’s a beautiful love song that brings memories of summers past and, maybe, to come. In 2009, Tony Bennett named this as his favorite summer song in an NPR interview.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “It Was Me” in 1962 for his album I Wanna Be Around, released in 1963. Marty Manning did the arrangement.
“It Was Me,” as well as I Wanna Be Around is available on Apple Music.
Here’s that 2009 NPR story.