The Story of My Life (Marty Robbins song)

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"The Story of My Life" is a popular song written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David,[1] and published in 1957.


The song became a 1957 hit for US country singer Marty Robbins,[1] staying at number one on the US country chart for four weeks[2] and reaching number fifteen on the Billboard Top 100[3] and number two on Australian Singles Chart.

In the United Kingdom, a cover version recorded by Michael Holliday reached No.1 in the UK Singles Chart in February 1958,[4] before being replaced by Perry Como's "Magic Moments", also written by Bacharach and David.[5]

"The Story of My Life" was also recorded in 1958 by Alma Cogan, Guy Mitchell and Dave King.


  1. ^ a b Gilliland, John (1969). "Show 24 - The Music Men. [Part 2]" (audio). Pop Chronicles. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 293. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 532. 
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 81. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  5. ^ Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. pp. 35–6. ISBN 0-85112-250-7. 
Preceded by
"My Special Angel" by Bobby Helms
C&W Best Sellers in Stores
number one single by Marty Robbins

January 6, 1958
(four weeks)
Succeeded by
"Great Balls of Fire" by Jerry Lee Lewis
Preceded by
"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley
UK Singles Chart Number 1 single
Michael Holliday

4 February 1958 for 2 weeks
Succeeded by
"Magic Moments" by Perry Como