The best things in life are free. I hope you enjoy the list. I tried to pull a variety of versions to make this as interactive as possible. Pick your version and enjoy.
George Olsen: The O.G. version.
Lena Horne: the sexy, classic, and if you see her at a bar you'd be too intimidated to break the ice choice.
Ink Spots: the Mafia's if you hear this come on you are probably about to be made or be whacked choice. Listen with caution.
Bing Crosby: The standard crooner version that a college guy could put on to impress the cute girl across the hall because she doesn't know any other option choice.
Sam Cooke: The cool cat social movement catalyst choice that isn't as good as some of the other versions but is forgiven for his Change Is Gonna Come classic.
Hank Mobley Quintet: The underrated saxophonist, light a full bodied cigar, pour a glass of whiskey, sit on a leather couch, and pass a spring weekend with a long-lost friend version. By the way, this is my favorite version.
Janet Jackson and Luther Vandross the inspiration for the post, the I love the 90s, the I love spin-off movies like Mo'Money, and the "now that I discovered what you mean to me" high school dance moment version
The Muppet Show the I vaguely remember this and it may get lost from our collective cultural psyches if we don't keep this floating around version
R. Kelly the version that is really good and I really like. But, he did pee on a 16 year old girl...
Let me know if I missed any one's preferred version of The Best Things in Life are Free. Thanks for reading and happy listening.