1960 Debbie Reynolds – Am I That Easy To Forget
As a result of her appearance in the 1948 Miss Burbank contest, Debbie Reynolds signed with Warner Brothers and later MGM and began appearing in an endless series of musical films.
When she appeared in the 1950 film Two Weeks with Love, Debbie was barely 18 years old. She sang Aba Daba Honeymoon with Carleton Carpenter, and the single reached #3 on the Hot 100.
In 1952, her appearance in Singing In The Rain turned her into a star.
She did not immediately return to the charts, but when she sang Tammy in the 1957 film Tammy and the Bachelor, the single topped the Hot 100 and earned her a gold record. Another hit single reached #20 the next year.
Debbie married Eddie Fisher in 1955, but the marriage fell apart in 1959 when Eddie’s affair with Elizabeth Taylor became public knowledge.
Carl Belew and W.S. Stevenson wrote the song Am I That Easy To Forget in 1958 and Carl recorded a single that reached the top ten on the Country chart. A large number of other recordings of the song subsequently reached the Country chart, but it was Debbie’s recording of the song that first reached the pop charts. Her single peaked at #25 on the Hot 100 in 1960.
Debbie reached the Hot 100 one last time with her next single City Lights, which stalled at #55 later that year.
She remained very busy with films, stage appearances, Las Vegas shows, and additional recordings throughout most of her life.
If Debbie’s version of Am I That Easy To Forget doesn’t sound quite right to your ears, it’s probably because of Engelbert Humperdinck. He recorded a cover version of Am I That Easy To Forget in 1968. His single reached #18 on the Hot 100, #3 on the UK chart, and topped the US Adult Contemporary chart as well.
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