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Bye Bye Love by The Everly Brothers

Album: The Everly BrothersReleased: 1957Charted:
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  • Music Row in Nashville is full of publishing companies occupied by songwriters who make a living at their craft. The Bryants got there long before it became a songwriting epicenter, and wrote over 1,500 songs that have sold over 300 million records.
    Photo provided courtesy of House of Bryant Publications, Gatlinburg, TN. Used with permission.
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On June 30th 1957, the Everly Brothers performed "Bye, Bye Love" on the CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'...
One month earlier on May 9th, 1957 it entered Billboard's Hot 100 at position #64; and on July 28th, 1957 it peaked at #2 (for 4 weeks) and spent over a half-year on the Top 100 (27 weeks)...
And on July 9th, 1957 it reached #1 (for 7 non-consecutive weeks) on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart...
The record that prevented them from reaching #1 on the Top 100 was "Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley...
R.I.P. Phil (1939 - 2014), the King (1935 - 1977), and Don will celebrate his 78th birthday come next February 1st, 2015.
Barry - Sauquoit, Ny
Phil Everly passed away yesterday (January 3rd, 2014) at the age of 74.Barry - Sauquoit, Ny
@Pierre-Yves:

Yes, Ray Charles did record this song. I wonder if it was to give the perverbial nod back to the Everly Brothers for recording his song "This Little Girl of Mine." I hope that last sentence made sense. Lol.
Stefanie - Rock Hill, Sc
My grandfather wrote this song in prison as a poem. He sold it for commisarry money losing all rights to it, but he was the first to write the actual words.Kayla - Kaufman, Tx
Honky Tonk vocalist Webb Pierce also released this song is 1957; it peaked at No. 73 on Billboard's Pop chart but reached No. 7 on the Country chart!!!Barry - Sauquoit, Ny
they were born in a reallllly small town, in which i live.Mcgehee - Louisville, Ky
This song was produced at RCA records by Bill Porter, the legendary chief engineer who with Chet Atkins developed the Nashville Sound. Bill had a dozen number one hits and more than 600 chart records in his career at RCA. He recorded such artists as Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, among many others and was the engineer that the big artists requested. After leaving RCA, Porter ran sound for Elvis on the road for six years, then began the teaching of recording arts at various universities.Ken - Denver, Co
Didn't Ray Charles cover that song ?Pierre-yves - Belfort, France
Simon and Garfunkle's version was on the Bridge over Troubled LP.Alan - Chesterfield, Mi
David Lindley covered this song with a reggae-type feel to it on his album "El Rayo-X"Ed - London, Canada
"There goes my baby with someone new ..." I love the Everly Brothers and after all these years I still enjoy listen to their beautiful songs.Teresa - Mechelen, Belgium
The Bryants wrote this song for Elvis, who turned it down. Talking to Chet Atkins about it, Chet said, "I've got a couple of young kids coming in to record. Why don't you offer it to them." The Bryants did and the boys liked it, but they struggled in the studio for hours. It just didn't click. Finally in frustration, Don started playing an intro he had thought up for another song. "What's that?" Chet asked. "Tack that onto the front of 'Bye Bye Love'. I think we've got something here." He was right. Don's guitar intro was the "hook" that got people's attention and sold the song...the Everly Brothers' first hit.Terry - Willmar, Mn
This song was used with slightly modified lyrics in the movie "All That Jazz." The Joe Gideon character (based on Bob Fosse) sings this song -- with a refrain of "Bye bye my life goodbye" with Ben Vereen.James - San Bernardino, Ca