Please Love Me Forever

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"Please Love Me Forever"
Single by Bobby Vinton
from the album Please Love Me Forever
B-side "Miss America"
Released 1967
Format Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
Genre Pop
Length 2:34
Label Epic Records
Writer(s) John Malone & Ollie Blanchard
Producer(s) Billy Sherrill[1]
Bobby Vinton singles chronology
"Red Roses for Mom"
(1967)
"Please Love Me Forever"
(1967)
"Just as Much as Ever"
(1967)

"Please Love Me Forever" is a song written by John Malone and Ollie Blanchard.[2] The song was originally released by Tommy Edwards in 1958. Hit versions were later released by Cathy Jean and the Roommates in 1960 and Bobby Vinton in 1967.

Tommy Edwards released "Please Love Me Forever" as the B-side of It's All in the Game in 1958.[3] Edwards' version of "Please Love Me Forever" spent 3 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 61.[4]

Cathy Jean and the Roommates released a cover of "Please Love Me Forever" in 1960.[5] This version spent 12 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1961, peaking at No. 12,[6] while reaching No. 23 on Canada's CHUM Hit Parade.[7]

Bobby Vinton released the most successful version of "Please Love Me Forever" in 1967. Vinton's version spent 13 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 6,[8] while reaching No. 1 on Canada's RPM 100,[9] No. 4 in the Philippines,[10] No. 8 in Venezuela,[11] and No. 39 on Billboard's Easy Listening chart.[12] The song was ranked No. 30 on "The RPM 100 Top Singles of 1967".[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spotlight Singles", Billboard, September 16, 1967. p. 18. Accessed July 28, 2016.
  2. ^ Please Love Me Forever - By: Bobby Vinton, MusicVF.com. Accessed October 11, 2015
  3. ^ "R&B Best Sellers in Stores", Billboard, October 13, 1958. p. 46. Accessed October 11, 2015
  4. ^ Tommy Edwards - Chart History - The Hot 100, Billboard.com. Accessed October 11, 2015
  5. ^ "This Week's New Money Records", Billboard, October 10, 1960. p. 33. Accessed October 11, 2015
  6. ^ Cathy Jean & the Roommates - Chart History - The Hot 100, Billboard.com. Accessed October 11, 2015
  7. ^ "CHUM Hit Parade", CHUM, Week of April 17, 1961
  8. ^ Bobby Vinton - Chart History - The Hot 100, Billboard.com. Accessed October 11, 2015
  9. ^ "The RPM 100", RPM Weekly, Volume 8, Ed. 14, December 2, 1967. Accessed October 11, 2015
  10. ^ "Hits of the World", Billboard, May 18, 1968. p. 54. Accessed October 11, 2015
  11. ^ "Hits of the World", Billboard, March 16, 1968. p. 59. Accessed October 11, 2015
  12. ^ Bobby Vinton - Chart History - Adult Contemporary, Billboard.com. Accessed October 11, 2015
  13. ^ "The RPM 100 Top Singles of 1967", RPM Weekly, Volume 8, No. 19, January 06, 1968. Accessed July 28, 2016.