The song of the day for Wednesday, April 6, 2022, is “I Wished On The Moon.”
About This Song
“I Wished On The Moon” was written in 1935 by Ralph Rainger and Dorothy Parker (yes, that Dorothy Parker). It was first recorded in 1935 by Ruth Etting. Bing Crosby sang it in The Big Broadcast of 1936. Other recordings include those by Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé, Billie Holiday, Art Pepper, and Tony Bennett.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “I Wished On The Moon” in 1996 for his tribute album to Billie Holiday: Tony Bennett On Holiday. The picture of Holiday was painted by Bennett.
“I Wished On The Moon,” as well as Tony Bennett On Holiday is available on Apple Music.
Here’s Billie Holiday’s recording of “I Wished On The Moon.”