Well, it's August! It's the sultriest month of summer, I think. June seems fresh and inviting, July seems like vacation and the beach and August seems like heeeeeeaaaaaat. Where you spend the whole month searching for shade. This gorgeous song by George Gershwin perfectly captures that lazy feel when you just can't possibly compete with the high temperature.
This song has been covered by just about everyone (because it's just so gorgeous) from Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald to Scarlett Johansson and Peter Gabriel. Even Janis Joplin has done it! But I've always wanted to cover it myself and I thought the first day of August would be the perfect time.
It's also a lullaby (one of my uncles used the lyrics of it for his birth announcement) so it seems appropriate as Baby is on my mind!
What are some of your favorite 80s songs?
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