1960 Tommy Edwards – I Really Don’t Want To Know
Don Robertson wrote the music and Howard Barnes wrote the lyrics for the song I Really Don’t Want To Know. They published the song in 1953, and Les Paul and Mary Ford almost immediately recorded the song. Their single peaked at #11 later that year.
Eddy Arnold recorded the song in 1954, and his single topped the Country chart. He later re-recorded the song as a much less Country song.
Tommy Edwards began writing R&B songs in the late forties and began recording his own music in 1951. He occasionally placed singles on both the R&B and pop charts over the next twenty years. I Really Don’t Want To Know peaked at #18 on the Hot 100 in 1960, becoming his last single to reach the top forty.
Ronnie Dove covered the song in 1966. His single reached #12 on the Adult Contemporary (AC) chart and #22 on the Hot 100.
The last time the song found its way onto the top forty came when Elvis released a very Country version in 1970. The single did well on three different charts: #2 on the AC chart, #21 on the Hot 100, and #23 on the Country chart. His version also sold over a million copies, earning him a gold record.
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