The art of a song 2


 

 

A well-crafted song is a work of art.

Take the timeless classic, “The Way You Look Tonight.”  It was written way back in 1936 for a movie called “Swing Time” with lyrics by Dorothy Fields and music by Jerome Kerns. To this day, it is a staple at weddings.

A song like this is so good that the best artists of every age pay homage by singing it in their own style to their own arrangements. Just listen to the video above.  It’s hard to beat those seductive Latin rhythms that caress your ears, isn’t it? And Michael Bublé is simply the best, isn’t he?

On the other hand, the great jazz artist, Harry Connick Jr., is certainly no slouch. Here he is singing a jazzier version …

Or maybe you love the super smooth voice of Adam Levine …

Looking for romance on steroids?  How about the legendary Tony Bennet singing a duet with the lovely Faith Hill?

How about a retro interpretation of the song by Chad & Jeremy?

You’ll never go wrong with this definitive interpretation by the Chairman of the Board himself, Frank Sinatra, and a simply swinging arrangement by the great Nelson Riddle …

Great artists make a great song like “The Way You Look Tonight” their own.  Which version do you like best?

 

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2 comments

  1. Music from a time when people genuinely WANTED to be happy, even if a lot bad was going on for them or the country. So many just WANT to be unhappy and angry now.

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