Hi everyone and happy Romantic Tuesday! I hope your week is off to a great start! Although I planned on featuring this timeless classic sometime in the near future… Chevvy from Chevvy’s Studio inspired me to do it sooner rather than later. A couple of weeks ago, she mentioned another version of this song by Kenny G in the comments section. I didn’t know he had his own version of At Last too! If you missed that post, you can check it out here. If you like different genres of music, poetry and nice photography, please check out and/or follow Chevvy’s blog if you aren’t already. Since I think this song also ties in perfectly with Ritu’s Loveuary challenge, I’m including it there too. I’m using At Last for Ritu’s prompt, never ending love.
At Last was written in 1941 by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren for the musical, “Sun Valley Serenade.” Glenn Miller and his orchestra performed the song for the movie. Until recently, I always thought Etta James was the first person to sing it! She didn’t cover At Last until 1960. James’ version of At Last reached number 47 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at the time. I think it should’ve at least been in the top 10! Her version was inducted into the 1999 Grammy Hall of Fame. Several artists have covered the song throughout the years. Pop singer Christina Aguilera covered At Last at James’ funeral in 2012. I included a couple of my favorite versions. Which is your favorite? Please feel free to leave them in the comments. Have a great day, everyone and I’ll see you soon!