I Left My Heart in San Francisco
For the 45th song of the year I’m playing Ton Bennett’s I Left My Heart in San Francisco, dating from 1953. Tony Bennett said of the song, “that song helped make me a world citizen. It allowed me to live, work and sing in any city on the globe. It changed my whole life.” Since the first recording it has been recorded by hundreds of artists, and it’s worth mentioning comedian Steven Allen’s parody, I Left My Nose in San Diego!
I hope you enjoy this ‘lounge classic’ today. There are more songs from the 1950s here, and if it’s your first time on the site, please click here to find out what the 365song project is all about!