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"I Fall to Pieces" is a famous Country/Pop ballad written by Hank Cochran and Harlan Howard and was first recorded and released as a single by Patsy Cline in 1961. Garland Perry Hank Cochran (born August 2, 1935 in Isola, Mississippi) is an American country music singer and songwriter. ... Harlan Perry Howard (September 8, 1927 - March 3, 2002) is an American Hall of Fame country music songwriter. ... Patsy Cline (September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963) was a Country music singer, who enjoyed pop music cross-over success during the era of the Nashville Sound in the early 1960‘s. ...

Patsy Cline; I Fall to Pieces single cover.
Patsy Cline; I Fall to Pieces single cover.

"I Fall to Pieces" was the first song Cline recorded under her new contract with Decca Records in 1960. Originally, Cline hated the song at first but when it became a huge hit in mid 1961 she realized she liked the song. "I Fall to Pieces" became Patsy Cline's first #1 hit on the Country charts and it went to #12 on the Pop charts soon after. The song made Cline a household name and remained as one of her signature songs throughout her career. The song has been redone by countless artists of various genres (like LeAnn Rimes for example) but will forever be linked back to Cline. In the early 1980s, the song was released again as an overdubbed single with an electronically-produced duet between Patsy Cline and country singer Jim Reeves. The song was also rated #107 on RIAA's list of Songs of the Century and was also featured on an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. LeAnn Rimes Margaret LeAnn Rimes (born August 28, 1982 in Jackson, Mississippi) is a popular American country music singer. ... Jim Reeves Jim Reeves is also the name of a competitive eater. ... The Songs of the Century list is part of an education project by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the National Endowment for the Arts, and Scholastic Inc. ... Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American television series based upon the 1992 film of the same name. ...

Rolling Stone ranked "I Fall to Pieces" at #238 for their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. // History John Lennon - RS 1 (November 9, 1967)How I Won the War Film Still Founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner (who is still editor and publisher) and music critic Ralph J. Gleason, Rolling Stone was initially identified with and reported on the hippie counterculture of the... The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time was the cover story of a special issue of Rolling Stone magazine published in November 2004. ...


1961 in music See also: 1960 in music, other events of 1961, 1962 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 15 - Motown Records signs The Supremes January 20 - Francis Poulencs Gloria is premiered in Boston February 12 - The Miracles Shop Around becomes Motowns first...

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