Frank Sinatra had so many memorable songs throughout his illustrious career. These classic songs still live on today. Think about how many movies, television shows, commercials, and so forth that use his songs. Most people would probably say his signature song is My Way. It's not necessarily everybody's favorite Sinatra song, but it's the one that seems to be synonymous with the legendary entertainer. The lyrics for the song were written by Paul Anka. The melody is from a French song by Claude Francois. The song would be an international hit for Sinatra during the late 60's and early 70's. It is the song that defines who he is and what he is all about.
It is my favorite song by Sinatra. I've loved this song since I can remember. It's still a song that I cherish to this day. While I am a bigger fan of Dean Martin than Frank Sinatra, I will admit that I do love the music of Sinatra. This song always moves me. I'm turning 40 in a couple of years. I'm at that point in my life where I'm looking back at the life that I've lived so far. I do have my share of regrets. There are risks and opportunities that I wish I would have taken advantage of. I've made my share of mistakes. Some of them that I'm still paying the consequences for. I do want to live my life on my own terms. I don't want others trying to tell me who and what I should be. I'm my own man. Whether I succeed or screw up, I want to be the one deciding the direction of my life. Life is too short whether one lives to be 100 or not. There's never enough time to enjoy all that this world has to offer. Stop living the life that others might want you to live. Enjoy life to the fullest. Chart your own course.
I hope you will enjoy this video clip of the Chairman of the Board performing My Way. I know I do every single time I watch it. Let me know what you think.