The song of the day for Thursday, March 18, 2021, is “Street of Dreams.”
About This Song
“Street of Dreams” was written in 1932 by Victor Young and Sam M. Lewis. The song has a classic depression-era sense, where love is one of the few things that may be impossible for those with money, but “no one is poor as long as love is sure.” Bing Crosby was the first singer to record “Street of Dreams”, though the Russ Columbo recording was also popular.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Street of Dreams” with Ralph Sharon for their legendary (and impeccable) album Tony Sings For Two. The entire album was recorded on October 28, 1959 (under the protest of Bennett’s producer Mitch Miller), though the album wasn’t released until February 6, 1961. It is very close to perfect in every way.
Listen to Street of Dreams on Spotify. Tony Bennett · Song · 1961.
“Street of Dreams,” as well as Tony Sings For Two, is available from Apple Music.