I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine

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"I Don't Care If the Sun Don't Shine" is a popular song written by Mack David. The most popular version was done by Patti Page in 1950. The Page recording was issued by Mercury Records as catalog number 5396, and first reached the Billboard chart on May 20, 1950, lasting nine weeks and peaking at #8. It was her first Top 10 hit.[1]

The song was also one of the first recordings by Elvis Presley.

A Dean Martin version of the song was featured in the 1953 film Scared Stiff starring Martin and Jerry Lewis. The Patti Page recording is featured in the movie The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Guy Pearce also briefly sings excerpts of this song in the film, as does Terence Stamp and Hugo Weaving. The first Spanish-language version was recorded by Marco Tulio Sanchez, the precursor of rockabilly in his country Colombia during the 1980s.[citation needed] Canada's Reid Jamieson covers the song on his 1950s era tribute The Presley Sessions revisited (2015)


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940–1955. Record Research.