As you may all know, today is an important day. It is Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday!
Now, it's hard to know where to even begin with this post. Sinatra means the world to me. His music invokes emotion in me that I didn't know art was capable of. He came from a poorer background yet managed to become one of the most important (in my opinion, he is the most important) and influential names in the history of music. He supported equality in a time where racism was rampant.
Sinatra made a name for himself. Whether you call him "Ol' Blue Eyes", "The Chairman of the Board", or "The Voice", everyone always knows who you are referring to. He was the king of cool, and his aura still remains ever-present today. He is the pinnacle of hard work; he believed that you could accomplish anything if you put your mind to it.
Finally, I have to mention his voice. I like the adjectives silky, sultry, and smooth, but just about any positive adjective that you can think of can describes Sinatra's voice at some point in his career or another. No matter what your mood is, I guarantee that you can find a song sung by Sinatra to happily listen to.
Today I'm going to post a series of Frank's videos and songs that are some of my favorites. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
"All the Things You Are" (1945)
"This Song is You" (1943)
Scene from Anchors Aweigh (1945)
"The Way You Look Tonight" (My favorite song)
"Well, Did You Evah!" (High Society, 1956)
"It Was a Very Good Year"
"New York, New York" with Liza Minnelli
It was really difficult for me to pick these videos out of thousands of others I could have chosen. He was so talented, and I am so glad that I am able to share in his music with millions of other fans around the world. Thank you to my wonderful mother for raising me on this music.
Love you forever and always, Frank. Hope you're resting easy, and happy birthday!
"May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine."