“Someone to Watch Over Me” by George and Ira Gershwin
The most appealing love songs are honest, sincere, and obvious. Very few love songs do this honesty so naturally while having all the flair and style necessary to become a pop hit.
For my money, Ella Fitzgerald does the best job of this song.
I’m a little lamb who’s lost in the wood. I know I could always be good to one who’ll watch over me.
There’s a vulnerability and yearning that you just cannot find on the radio today. The radio these days is filled with fire and lust and danger and extremes and obsessions that fade as quickly as they present themselves. Listening to a Gershwin song will make you wish they still wrote pop music like this.
Speaking of Watching…