Am I That Easy to Forget

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"Am I That Easy to Forget"
Single by Engelbert Humperdinck
from the album The Last Waltz
B-side"Pretty Ribbon"
Released1967
GenrePop
Length3:05
LabelParrot
Songwriter(s)Carl Belew, W.S. Stevenson
Producer(s)Peter Sullivan
Engelbert Humperdinck singles chronology
"The Last Waltz"
(1967)
"Am I That Easy to Forget"
(1967)
"A Man Without Love"
(1968)

"Am I That Easy to Forget" is the title of a popular song written by the country music singer Carl Belew and W.S. Stevenson and published in 1958. Belew recorded his song in Nashville on December 17, 1958, and released the single in March 1959, when it reached number nine on the U.S. country music chart. Other country music artists who have recorded cover versions of the song include Skeeter Davis (#11 country, 1960), Ernest Tubb (1960), Gene Vincent (1966), George Jones (1967), Patti Page (1968), Jim Reeves (#12 country, 1973) and Prairie Oyster (1991).

In 1960, the singer and actress Debbie Reynolds recorded a version that reached number 25 on the U.S. pop chart. The highest charting version of the song on the U.S. pop chart was recorded by the singer Engelbert Humperdinck on August 11, 1967. Released as a single in late 1967[1] from his album The Last Waltz,[2] it reached number 18 on the Hot 100 and number one on the Easy Listening chart in early 1968.[3] Humperdinck's version was also a big hit in the United Kingdom, where it spent two weeks at number three on the UK Singles Chart,[4] as well as in Ireland, where it spent three weeks at number one on the Irish Singles Chart. Humperdinck himself recorded a special version for Italy, in Italian, entitled "Dimenticarti non potrei" ("I couldn't forget you"). Petula Clark recorded the song in French as "Tu Reviendras Vers Ta Maison" and Leon Russell recorded the song as "Hank Wilson" in 1973.

Chart performance[edit]

Carl Belew[edit]

Chart (1959) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot Country Singles 9

Skeeter Davis[edit]

Chart (1960) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot Country Singles 11

Debbie Reynolds[edit]

Chart (1960) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 25
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[6] 13

Esther Phillips[edit]

Chart (1963) Peak
position
US Billboard Bubbling Under-Hot Singles 12

Engelbert Humperdinck[edit]

Chart (1968) Peak
position
Ireland (IRMA)[7] 1
South Africa (Springbok Radio)[8] 10
UK Singles (OCC)[9] 3
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 18
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[11] 1

Jim Reeves[edit]

Chart (1973) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot Country Singles 12
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 9
South Africa (Springbok Radio) 15

Orion[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[12] 100

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KGB, San Diego, CA - Survey for week of Wednesday December 20, 1967". Retrieved June 7, 2012.
  2. ^ "(Humperdinck)". Discogs. Retrieved June 7, 2012.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1996). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits (6th ed.). Billboard Publications.
  4. ^ "(Humperdinck)". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 7, 2012.
  5. ^ "Debbie Reynolds Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  6. ^ "Debbie Reynolds Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  7. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Engelbert Humperdinck". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  8. ^ "SA Charts 1965 - 1989, Songs A-B". Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Engelbert Humperdinck: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  10. ^ "Engelbert Humperdinck Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  11. ^ "Engelbert Humperdinck Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  12. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 224. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.