It's a Sin (Eddy Arnold song)

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"It's a Sin" is a country song written by country guitarist Zeb Turner and music publisher Fred Rose. The 1947 version by Eddy Arnold was his second number one on the Country & Western charts, spending five weeks at number one and a total of thirty-eight weeks on the chart.[1] The B-side of "It's a Sin", a song entitled, "I Couldn't Believe it Was True" would peak at number four on the same chart.

A cover by Marty Robbins peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1969.[2]

It has also been recorded by Bill Haley & His Comets (1957), Elvis Presley (1961), Don Gibson (1962), George Jones (1965), Dottie West (1969), Del Wood (1980), and Willie Nelson (1995).


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 29. 
  2. ^ "Marty Robbins singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 March 2011. 

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Preceded by
"Sugar Moon" by Bob Wills
Most Played Juke Box Folk Records
number one single by Eddy Arnold

June 14, 1947
Succeeded by
"Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)" by Tex Williams
Preceded by
"Let It Be Me"
by Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell
RPM Country Tracks number-one single
(Marty Robbins version)

July 2, 1969
Succeeded by
"Who Drinks My Beer When I'm Gone"
by Mercey Brothers