This was Patti Page's first hit song and a groundbreaking recording in the field of multiple voice technique
, as it was the first recording with overdubbed vocals. It changed the recording industry forever, but the innovation came about only because they couldn't employ any background singers.
There was a music industry strike at the time, which meant there were no singers around to provide harmony, so Mercury Records sound engineer Bill Putnam figured out a way to overdub Page's own vocals.
He used a revolutionary overdubbing technique that permitted Patti to be her own chorus and echo. Page recalled in an interview in USA Today
: "It wasn't anything I knew was innovative. We just said, 'Why can't we do it?' And we did it. Sometimes things happen like that."