Make the World Go Away (1965)

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Eddy Arnold (born Richard Edward Arnold May 15, 1918 in Henderson, Tennessee, died following hip surgery May 8, 2008 in Franklin, Tennessee.)

Eddy Arnold had 145 songs on the country charts, 28 of them #1 hits, making him one of the most popular country singers in US history.

Eddy Arnold's version of "Make The World Go Away" was part of the Nashville Sound movement in country music. This was a development for country singers to create success in the pop music field, besides just the country field.

It was the beginning of the "crossover" market in country music. "Make the World Go Away" became one of the most popular recordings of the 1960s and became Eddy Arnold's signature song.

Chart position: #6 (US), #1 (US Country).

It was #1 on the Country chart for 3 weeks in December 1965.

The Top Ten Songs: December 25, 1965 (US Billboard Hot 100).
  1. "Over and Over" (Dave Clark Five)
  2. "Turn! Turn! Turn!" (Byrds)
  3. "I Got You (I Feel Good)" (James Brown)
  4. "Let's Hang On" (Four Seasons)
  5. "The Sounds of Silence" (Simon and Garfunkel)
  6. "Make the World Go Away" (Eddy Arnold)
  7. "Fever" (McCoys)
  8. "England Swings" (Roger Miller)
  9. "I Can Never Go Home Any More" (Shangri-Las)
  10. "We Can Work It Out" (Beatles)

Written by: Hank Cochran (born Garland Perry Cochran August 2, 1935 in Isola, Mississippi, died of pancreatic cancer July 15, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee.)

Hank Cochran wrote or co-wrote such songs as "I Fall to Pieces" (Patsy Cline, #1 US Country and #12 US Pop in 1961,) "She's Got You" (Patsy Cline, #1 US Country and #14 US Pop in 1962,) and "Ocean Front Property" (George Strait, #1 US Country in 1987.)

In 1974 Hank Cochran was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Also by: Elvis Presley, Donny and Marie Osmond, Martina McBride, Engelbert Humperdinck, Jimmie Rogers, Jim Reeves and Tom Jones.

Originally by: Ray Price, whose version reached #2 (US Country) and #100 (US Pop) in 1963.

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