The Best Is Yet To Come

Album: It Might As Well Be Swing (1964)

Songfacts®:

  • Though popularized by Frank Sinatra in 1964, this Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh-penned song was written for Tony Bennett, who introduced it on his 1962 album, I Left My Heart in San Francisco. Sinatra's version was a collaboration with Count Basie's Orchestra and was arranged by Quincy Jones.
  • This was the last song Frank Sinatra would perform in public. That performance took place on February 25, 1995, the last day of the Frank Sinatra Desert Classic Golf Tournament. Three years later, he would die of a heart attack, and the phrase "The Best Is Yet To Come" would be etched into his gravestone.
  • Michael Buble covered this for his 2007 album, Call Me Irresponsible.
  • James Darren, who recorded this for his 1999 album, This One's From the Heart, sang it with Avery Brooks that same year on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in the episode "Badda-Bing Badda Bang."
  • Tony Bennett's version was the wake-up song for the Apollo 10 crew on May 22, 1969.

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