“There may be trouble ahead…”
Written in 1936 by Irving Berlin, this prescient pre-War toe-tapper was performed by Fred Astaire in the hit RKO film Follow the Fleet.
Frank Sinatra put his stamp on the song for his seminal Rat Pack-era album, Ring-A-Ding-Ding—the first for his own Reprise record label, recorded in 1961.
Its message is simple: sometimes the world can a pretty lousy place, so have fun when you can.
“There may be teardrops to shed
But while there’s music and moonlight and love and romance
Let’s face the music and dance.”