I Let the Stars Get In My Eyes
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|"I Let the Stars Get In My Eyes"|
The Golden Hillbilly: I Let the Stars Get In My Eyes album by Goldie Hill.
|Single by Goldie Hill|
|from the album the Golden Hillbilly|
|A-side||"I Let the Stars Get In My Eyes"|
|B-side||"Waiting For a Letter"|
|Writer(s)||Tommy Hill, Slim Willet|
|Goldie Hill singles chronology|
In 1952, Hill was trying to make it as a country artist after signing a contract with Decca Records that year. Her first single, 1952's "Why Talk to My Heart," was not successful. She would have a major hit, however, with this song written by singer Slim Willet and Hill's brother, Tommy.
The song was an answer song to the big pop music hit Perry Como had with his song "Don't Let the Stars Get In Your Eyes." Slim Willet and Skeets McDonald also recorded country versions of the song that became hits. When Hill and Willet wrote the answer song, it was originally intended for Kitty Wells, who had a # 1 country hit with another answer song, It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels, and just like Goldie Hill was a star of the Louisiana Hayride. The song was then released by Decca Records in late 1952, and became a number-one smash in 1953, turning Goldie Hill into a major star. Although it was a brief stay at the top, Goldie Hill was one of the biggest names in the business, along with Kitty Wells. Hill's success inspired other female country singers to try to make into the music business. Some of these singers later did, like Jean Shepard in 1953 and Patsy Cline in 1957.