It's Over (Roy Orbison song)
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|Single by Roy Orbison|
|Label||Monument Records 837|
|Writer(s)||Roy Orbison, Bill Dees|
|Roy Orbison singles chronology|
Produced by Wesley Rose, and released as a 45rpm single by Monument Records in 1964, "It's Over" typifies the operatic rock ballad. The single entered the United States Cashbox chart on April 11, 1964, peaking at No.10 (on May 23, 1964), although the song reached No. 9 on the Billboard pop music chart. Meanwhile, after entering the United Kingdom Singles Chart on April 30, 1964, "It's Over" reached No. 1 on June 25, 1964 (making it Orbison's second UK No. 1 single [the first was "Only the Lonely" in 1960]). "It's Over" spent 2 weeks at No.1 on the United Kingdom Singles Chart, out of a total of 18 weeks spent on that chart.
"It's Over" was also recorded by both Bonnie Tyler with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra on her 2003 album, Heart Strings, and Billy Mackenzie on the British Electric Foundation 1982 album "Music of Quality and Distinction Volume One" and was sung by Michael Caine in the 1998 film Little Voice.
The song was covered by Don Byron on his 2000 album "A Fine Line: Arias and Lieder".
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- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 164. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- "Jonathan Meiburg of Shearwater plays "It's Over" by Roy Orbison". Avclub.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
- Dilluvio, Carrie (August 20, 2014). "Miley Cyrus Set to Perform on the Live Series Finale of Chelsea Lately—Find Out What She's Singing!". E! Online. Retrieved August 21, 2014.
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"It's Over" by Roy Orbison
June 25, 1964 (2 weeks)
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