Isn’t This a Lovely Day?

Isn't it A Lovely Day
Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Year Written 1935
About Isn’t This A Lovely Day?
This delightful song was written in 1935 for the Fred Astaire / Ginger Rogers movie Top Hat. In the film, Astaire and Rogers are caught in a rainstorm while sitting in an outdoors gazebo. The song was introduced by Fred Astaire. This song has also been recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Diana Krall, Jeri Southern and Tony Bennett.


The weather is fright’ning
The thunder and lightning
Seem to be having their way
But as far as I’m concerned, it’s a lovely day
The turn in the weather
Will keep us together
So I can honestly say
That as far as I’m concerned, it’s a lovely day
And everything’s OK

Isn’t this a lovely day
To be caught in the rain?
You were going on your way
Now you’ve got to remain

Just as you were going, leaving me all at sea
The clouds broke, they broke and oh!
What a break for me

I can see the sun up high
Tho’ we’re caught in the storm
I can see where you and i
Could be cozy and warm

Let the rain pitter patter
But it really doesn’t matter
If the skies are gray
Long as I can be with you it’s a lovely day

Session / Album Information


“Isn’t This a Lovely Day?” was recorded in May 1987 and was released that year on Bennett/Berlin. This song was arranged by Tony Bennett.

This recording released on:

  • 1987: Columbia LP 12″: FC 44029 — Bennett/Berlin
  • 1987: Columbia LP 12″: C 44029 — Bennett/Berlin
  • 1987: CBS LP 12″: 4604501 — Bennett/Berlin (Neth.)
  • 1987: CBS LP 12″: 4604501 — Bennett/Berlin (UK)
  • 1987: Columbia CD: CK 44029 — Bennett/Berlin
  • 1988: CBS/Sony CD: 32DP-893 — Bennett/Berlin [Japan]
  • 1992: Smithsonian CD: RD-048-1 — American Songbook Series: Irving Berlin
  • 1994: Smithsonian Collection CD: A 22403 — American Songbook Series: Irving Berlin
  • 2011: Disc #56 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK55) Bennett/Berlin

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