The song of the day for Saturday, March 17, 2018 is “How Do You Keep The Music Playing.”
About This Song
“How Do You Keep The Music Playing” was written by Michel Legrand with lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman. It was written for the 1982 movie Best Friends, which starred Burt Reynolds and Goldie Hawn. The initial recording was a duet by Patti Austin and James Ingram, which became a hit single in 1983. It was one of three songs with lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman that were nominated that year for an Academy Award for Best Song (though the award went to “Up Where We Belong” from the movie An Officer and a Gentleman). The song has become a popular standard and has had many fine recordings, including those by Frank Sinatra (who encouraged Bennett to sing this song), Frankie Laine, Johnny Mathis and Tony Bennett, Tony Bennett and George Michael and, most recently, Tony Bennett and Aretha Franklin
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “How Do You Keep The Music Playing” for his 1986 album The Art of Excellence.
“How Do You Keep The Music Playing,” as well as The Art of Excellence, is available from iTunes.
It’s YouTube Saturday! Today we have the wonderful duet of Tony Bennett and Aretha Franklin singing today’s song, recorded for the 2011 Duets II album.