Tony Bennett Recorded “It Had To Be You” As A Duet With Carrie Underwood

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Carrie Underwood Joined Tony Bennett To Sing “It Had To Be You” On His 2011 Duets Album

In honor of his 85th birthday, the legendary Tony Bennett released a duets album on September 20, 2011. The album, Duets II, was actually the sequel to his 2006 album, Duets: An American Classic.

Bennett collaborated with a number of major stars on Duets, including Mariah Carey, Willie Nelson, Faith Hill, and Josh Groban.

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Bennett also recorded a duet with Carrie Underwood for the album. They sang the popular song “It Had to Be You.”

The duo filmed a music video for their duet, and shared it on Bennett’s official YouTube channel. As of this writing, it has over 1.5 million views, making it one of the most-viewed videos on his channel.

Enjoy that video below.

Carrie Pays Tribute To Tony After His Death At The Age Of 96

Bennett had the opportunity to collaborate with dozens of other artists over his decades-long career. The music world went into a deep state of mourning following his death on July 21 at the age of 96.

Bennett was remembered by several of his past collaborators, including Underwood. She shared several photos of them together through the years, and said:

“Rest in peace, Tony. You were the epitome of a gentleman with a God given one-of-a-kind voice. It was truly a great honor of my career and of my life to get to share the stage with you…”

See Underwood’s tribute to Bennett below.


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Underwood also got the chance to sing “It Had to Be You” with Bennett on an episode of Blue Bloods a few years ago. Enjoy that performance below in Bennett’s honor.