A Blossom Fell

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"A Blossom Fell"
Published 1954
Songwriter(s) Howard Barnes, Harold Cornelius, Dominic John

"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 18 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]

  • Tony Bennett - All Star Pops (1955)
  • Diana Krall - All for you (A dedication to the Nat King Cole Trio) (1996)
  • Sue Raney - When Your Lover Has Gone/Songs For A Raney Day (1997)