Dean Martin’s ‘Ain’t That a Kick in the Head’ is the Santa Lucia Song of the Day !

Dean Martin – “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head” is one of the favorite songs for us all here at Santa Lucia. Here is a video with the lyrics, so you can sing along !

Ain’t That a Kick in the Head?” is a hook-laden song that was written in 1960 with music by Jimmy Van Heusen and lyrics by Sammy Cahn. It was first recorded on May 10, 1960 by Dean Martin, with conducting by Nelson Riddle. Martin performed the song in the 1960 heist film Ocean’s 11 in an alternate arrangement featuring vibraphonist Red Norvo and his quartet.

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