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The most famous version is by Frank Sinatrareleased on his album of the same name. Sinatra recorded the song after hearing an earlier cover of it by O. Smith ; the song proved successful and reached the fourth spot on the Billboard Hot singles chart. It was released the same year, but failed to chart. Smith 's chart-climbing cover in his car Road To Nowhere - Various - On The Road (Top Tunes To Get You Into Top Gear) He stopped the car, called his daughter Nancy and told her to find the publisher of the song because he wanted to record it.
She did. The recorded version, made after Thats Life (Live) - Van Morrison With Georgie Fame & Friends* - Thats Life taping to the TV Special, was arranged and conducted by Ernie Freeman and produced by Jimmy Bowen. Baker, along with Gwen Johnson and Jackie Ward. Sinatra took two passes at the song. He ended the first take with, "Oh yeah. Bowen's vision for the rest of the album was to mirror "That's Life" onto the other songs so they all sounded similar, rather than fill it with what he viewed as typical Sinatra-style songs.
This was as a result of his work on the Strangers in the Night album, where Bowen felt that the titular single did not match the rest of the album, which was more of a classic Sinatra sound. So for the That's Life album, the other album tracks had similar brass accompaniments. Both the album and the song proved major successes for Sinatra. Although the O. Smith version had proved successful in areas such Detroit and Los Angeles, it was not until Sinatra's cover of it went high in the charts that the earlier version was released nationally.
Brown's studio-recorded version also appeared on the soundtrack for the film EDtv. This was not the only occasion when a cover of the song appeared on a film's soundtrack. Vik Sahay performed the song on an episode of Preacher.
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