Some Broken Hearts Never Mend

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"Some Broken Hearts Never Mend"
Single by Don Williams
from the album Visions
B-side "I'll Forgive but I'll Never Forget"
Released January 1977
Genre Country
Length 2:43
Label ABC/Dot
Writer(s) Wayland Holyfield
Producer(s) Don Williams
Don Williams singles chronology
"She Never Knew Me"
"Some Broken Hearts Never Mend"
"I'm Just a Country Boy"

"Some Broken Hearts Never Mend" is a song written by Wayland Holyfield, and recorded by American country music artist Don Williams. It was released in January 1977 as the first single from the album Visions. "Some Broken Hearts Never Mend" would become Don Williams' sixth number one on the country chart. The single stayed at number one for a single week and spent a total of 12 weeks within the top 40.[1]

The song also became an international hit for Telly Savalas. It topped the Swiss charts for two weeks, and peaked at No. 2 in Austria and No. 4 in Netherlands.[2]

The Bellamy Brothers covered the song in 1999 in a reggae style for the album Reggae Cowboy. This version was also a single, but did not chart.

Chart performance[edit]

Don Williams[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 8
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 6

Telly Savalas[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
Swiss Hitparade Singles 1
German Media Control Charts Singles 5
Ö3 Austria Top 40 Singles 2
Dutch Singles Charts 4
Belgian Ultratop Singles 2


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 385. 
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Preceded by
"Play Guitar Play"
by Conway Twitty
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

May 14, 1977
Succeeded by
"Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)"
by Waylon Jennings
Preceded by
"(Just Like) Starting Over"
by John Lennon
Swiss Music Charts
number-one single

15 February, 1981 - 22 February, 1981
Succeeded by
"Life Is for Living"
by Barclay James Harvest