"The Best Is Yet to Come" is a song composed by Cy Coleman, with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh.
It is particularly associated with Frank Sinatra, who recorded it on his 1964 album It Might As Well Be Swing, accompanied by Count Basie, under the direction of Quincy Jones. It was the last song that Sinatra sang in public, on February 25, 1995. Though Sinatra made it popular, it was actually written for and introduced by Tony Bennett.
The words The Best Is Yet to Come are imprinted on Sinatra's tombstone.
Notable recordings of the song include:
* Tony Bennett (I Left My Heart in San Francisco) (1962)
* James Darren (This One's from the Heart) (1999)
* Peggy Lee (Sugar 'N' Spice) (1962)
* Sarah Vaughan (You're Mine You) (1962)
* Frank Sinatra (It Might As Well Be Swing) (1964)
* Blossom Dearie (May I Come In?) (1964)
* Ella Fitzgerald (The Best Is Yet to Come) (1982)
* Tony Bennett and Diana Krall (Duets: An American Classic) (2006)
* Matt Dusk (Back in Town) (2006)
* Michael Bublé (Call Me Irresponsible) (2007)
* Sophie Milman (Take Love Easy) (2009) (feat. Michael Kaeshammer)
Lisa Stansfield "Swing" original motion picture soundtrack (1999)