Your Cheatin' Heart
Hank Williams wrote and recorded Your Cheatin' Heart (MGM 11416) in late 1952. The record was issued just after his death on January 1, 1953. It went to Billboard's country chart and became the top country & western record of the year. The flip side, Kaw-Liga, reached number one. At about the same time, Joni James recorded a pop version of Your Cheatin' Heart (MGM 11426) to rose to #2 on the pop chart. Both recordings were million-sellers. In 1962 Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount 10375) had another popular release of the song.
On February 1, 1958, Elvis recorded Your
Cheatin' Heart at Radio Recorders. The commercial release was a splice of
two or more takes. In 1982 an unspliced alternate take surfaced in United
Kingdom in an eleven-EP boxed set. Earlier, another alternate take was used
on a Reader's Digest boxed set in that country.
Your cheatin' heart will make you weep
First released on Elvis For Everyone »
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- Greatest Moments in Music (1979) »
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