A Blossom Fell

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"A Blossom Fell"
Written by Howard Barnes, Harold Cornelius, Dominic John
Published 1954
Recorded by Nat King Cole, Sue Raney

"A Blossom Fell" is a popular song written by Howard Barnes, Harold Cornelius, and Dominic John and published in 1954.

The best-known version was recorded by Nat King Cole.[1] The recording was released by Capitol Records as catalog number 3095. The B-side was "If I May." The record first reached the Billboard magazine charts on April 27, 1955 and lasted 20 weeks on the chart, peaking at #2.[2] (Note that in this era, Billboard combined data for both sides of two-sided hits, so the #2 status applies to the combination of "A Blossom Fell" and "If I May").

In the UK "A Blossom Fell" was even more popular with 3 cover versions to reach the UK charts: The first one was by Dickie Valentine who entered the UK listings on 18th February 1955 and climbed up to the # 10 spot. One week later the version by Nat King Cole appeared and outsold Valentines recording by reaching #3. Finally Ronnie Hilton's version charted at #10 a few weeks later.

The Nat King Cole recording also featured in Terrence Malick's 1973 film Badlands.

Other versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gilliland, John (1969). "Show 22 - Smack Dab in the Middle on Route 66: A skinny dip in the easy listening mainstream. [Part 1]" (audio). Pop Chronicles. Digital.library.unt.edu.  Track 4.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955. Record Research.