Singing The Blues by Guy Mitchell

March 15, 2013

Guy Mitchell is many times a forgotten singer from the 1950s but during the decade he placed 34 singles on the BILBOARD MAGAZINE Hot 100 and sold over 40 million records. Two of his single releases reached number one in the United States and four reached the top of the charts in the U.K.

Marty Robbins had a massive country hit with “Singing The Blues” as he topped the BILLBOARD Country Chart for 13 weeks. His version managed to cross over to the Pop Chart where it peaked at number 17.

Guy Mitchell released a pop cover of the song, with a little faster tempo. It was one of the biggest single hits of all time. It ranked as the number five single of the 1950s and number 12 for the period 1955-1996.

Best Sellers In Stores Chart – 12/8/56 – 9 weeks at number one.
Most Played by Disc Jockeys Chart – 12/8/56 – 9 weeks at number one.
Most Played In Jukeboxes Chart – 12/15/56 – 10 weeks at number one.
Billboard Top 100 – 12/8/56 – 9 weeks at number one.