April Love 45 by Pat Boone

Pat Boone was starring with Shirley Jones in the movie APRIL LOVE, when he released the title song as a single. It was written by Sammy Fain and Paul Webster who had won an Academy Award for “Love Is A Many Splendored Thing.”

The rock and roll era was in full spring an Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, and The Everly Brothers had topped the charts during 1957. “April Love” was an easy listening pop song but it managed to top all three of BILLBOARD’S Singles Charts.

Best Sellers In Stores Chart – 12/23/57 – 2 Weeks At Number One.
Most Played By DJ’s Chart – 12/16/57 – 6 Weeks At Number One.
Billboard Top 100 – 12/30/57 – 1 Week At Number One.

Pat Boone was a huge star during the last half of the 1950s. His television show, THE PAT BOONE-CHEVY SHOWROOM, premiered on ABC in October, just before “April Love” became the last number one song of 1957.


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