Heartaches by the Number

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"Heartaches by the Number"
Single by Guy Mitchell
Released1959
GenreCountry
Length2:34
Songwriter(s)Harlan Howard
Guy Mitchell singles chronology
"Call Rosie On the Phone"
(1957)
"Heartaches by the Number"
(1959)
"The Same Old Me"
(1960)

"Heartaches by the Number" is a popular country song written by Harlan Howard and published in 1959. Sheet music for the song was a best seller in both the US and Britain in January 1960.[1]

Guy Mitchell version[edit]

The biggest hit version was recorded by Guy Mitchell on August 24, 1959. It reached the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for the weeks of December 14 and December 21, 1959.[2] The recording was released by Columbia Records as catalog number 41476.[3] This would be Mitchell's second pop chart topper (after "Singing the Blues"); it was also his last top-40 single in the Billboard charts. Columbia first issued a mono recording by Mitchell as a 7" 45 rpm single, which became the hit. Columbia later issued a stereo version of the song, also by Mitchell; however, the mono and stereo issues are in fact two completely different recordings. The hit version has never appeared in stereo and has only appeared on a lone compact disc release (Hit Parade Records 12311, Hard to Find Jukebox Classics 1959: Pop Gold.) [4] The video game Fallout: New Vegas does not feature his original Columbia Records version; rather it is a 1980 re-recording made for K-Tel records.[5]

Other notable recordings[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Ray Price[edit]

Chart (1959) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 2

Guy Mitchell[edit]

Chart (1959) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1
U.K. Singles Charts 5
U.S. Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles 19
Norway VG-Lista[17] 3
German Singles Charts 2

Johnny Tillotson[edit]

Chart (1965) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 35
U.S. Adult Contemporary 4
Canadian RPM Top Singles 14

Jack Reno[edit]

Chart (1972) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 26

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Billboard Jan 11, 1960. page 48
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 431.
  3. ^ "45cat.com". 45cat.com. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  4. ^ "Various Artists - Hard To Find Jukebox Classics 1959: Pop Gold - Amazon.com Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2016-08-29.
  5. ^ "Songs from the Mojave Wasteland - Music as Heard in Fallout: New Vegas by Various Artists on Apple Music". Itunes.apple.com. 2010-11-16. Retrieved 2016-08-29.
  6. ^ "45cat.com". 45cat.com. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  7. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  8. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  9. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 347. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  10. ^ "45cat.com". 45cat.com. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  11. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits (8th ed.). New York: Billboard Books. p. 634. ISBN 0-8230-7499-4.
  12. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  13. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  14. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  15. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  16. ^ "allmusic.com". allmusic.com. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  17. ^ Steffen Hung. "Guy Mitchell - Heartaches By The Number". Norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 2016-08-29.

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