The song of the day for Tuesday, February 21, 2023, is “On the Sunny Side of the Street.”
About This Song
“On the Sunny Side of the Street” was written in 1930 by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields and was introduced in Lew Leslie’s International Revue. The song was one of the first in a series of cheerful songs to try to cheer people up over the Great Depression. It has proven popular with singers, who love the wonderful Fields lyrics, and jazz players, who love McHugh’s swingy tune.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Willie Nelson recorded “On the Sunny Side of the Street” in 2011 for Duets II. Marion Evans wrote the arrangement.
“On the Sunny Side of the Street,” as well as Duets II is available on Apple Music.
Here’s the Tony and Willie Nelson video for the recording of today’s song: