December 12th, 2015 is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Francis Albert Sinatra. I won't bore you here with any of the details of his life...all of that is easily available on-line.
What I will say is that Sinatra's music has played a huge part in my life, my mother was a big fan and my sister and I grew up with his music as a backdrop to our lives. So much so that there is hardly a Sinatra song that I cannot sing all the lyrics too. This fact amazes me to no end. How many times must I have heard these tunes to practically know every word all these years later?
Mark Steyn has a fabulous series on his blog, it's called Sinatra's Century and it documents Steyn's 100 top Sinatra tunes. There is no way I can showcase 100, but here is my top five list of Sinatra's I can't live without tunes. And yes, I did get to see him live once, on my birthday in 1976, at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver BC.
Night and Day
I've Got You Under My Skin
Fly Me To The Moon
I Get A Kick Out Of You (the cocaine version!)
Come Fly With Me