(It's No) Sin

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"Sin (It's No Sin)"
Single by Eddy Howard
Released 1951
Length 2:46
Label Mercury
Writer(s) George Hoven, Chester R. Shull
"(It's No) Sin"
Single by The Four Aces
Recorded 1952
Genre Vocal Music
Length 3:05
Label Victoria
Writer(s) George Hoven, Chester R. Shull
"(It's No) Sin"
Single by The Duprees
from the album You Belong to Me
Released 1964
Length 2:35
Label Sundazed
Writer(s) George Hoven, Chester R. Shull
The Duprees singles chronology
Why Don't You Believe Me
1963
(It's No) Sin
1964
Check Yourself
1970

"(It’s No) Sin" is a 1951 popular song with music by George Hoven and lyrics by Chester R. Shull. Popular recordings of the song were made by The Four Aces and Eddy Howard.

The recording by Eddy Howard was released by Mercury Records as catalog number 5711. It first reached the Billboard magazine charts on September 14, 1951 and lasted 23 weeks on the chart, peaking at #1.[1]

The recording by The Four Aces was released by Victoria Records as catalog number 101. It first reached the Billboard magazine charts on September 7, 1951 and lasted 22 weeks on the chart, peaking at #4.[1] This was The Four Aces' first charting record and led to their receiving a contract with a major company, Decca.

This song should not be confused with "It's a Sin", another popular song of the same era.

Knud Pfeiffer wrote the Danish lyrics. The Danish title is "Er det synd". Raquel Rastenni with Radiodansekorkesteret recorded it in Copenhagen in 1952. The song was released on the 78 rpm record His Master's Voice X 8043.

The song was revived in 1964 by The Duprees, a group that made a number of recordings of 1950s hits.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955. Record Research. 
Preceded by
Because of You
Cash Box magazine best selling record chart number-one record
November 3, 1951–December 8, 1951
December 22, 1951–January 5, 1952
Succeeded by
Down Yonder
Preceded by
"Cold, Cold Heart" by Tony Bennett
U.S. Billboard Best Sellers in Stores number-one single
December 15–December 22, 1951 (Eddy Howard)
Succeeded by
"Cry" by Johnnie Ray and The Four Lads