Don't You Know?

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"Don't You Know?"
Single by Della Reese
Released 1959 (1959)
Genre R&B, classic pop
Writer(s) Bobby Worth
Della Reese singles chronology
"Sermonette"
(1959)
"Don't You Know?"
(1959)
"And Now"
(1960)

"Don't You Know?" is a 1959 popular song by written by Bobby Worth, and hit record for singer Della Reese.

The song was adapted from an aria ("Musetta's Waltz") from Puccini's La Boheme. It became Reese's biggest hit, reaching number two on the U.S. Pop chart and number one on the U.S. R&B chart.[1] The song was a follow-up to her previous big hit "And That Reminds Me".

The song was Reese's first single on her new label RCA Victor. The song helped Reese get a nomination for a Grammy Award for Best Female Vocalist. It also led to nine years in Las Vegas.[citation needed]

Later recorded versions include those by Jerry Vale, Vic Damone, and Bobby Vinton.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joel Whitburn Presents Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004, 2004 (Record Research) p. 488
Preceded by
"So Many Ways" by Brook Benton
Billboard Hot R&B Sides number-one single
November 23, 1959 - November 30, 1959 (two weeks)
Succeeded by
"The Clouds" by The Spacemen