Roses Are Red (My Love)
|"Roses Are Red (My Love)"|
|Single by Bobby Vinton|
|from the album Roses Are Red|
|B-side||"You and I"|
|Writer(s)||Paul Evans, Al Byron|
|Bobby Vinton singles chronology|
"Roses Are Red (My Love)" is a popular song composed by Al Byron and Paul Evans. It was recorded by Bobby Vinton and was a number-one song in the United States during the year 1962. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart on July 15, 1962, and remained there for four weeks. The recording was his first hit. He found the song in a reject pile at Epic Records. He first recorded it as an R&B number, but was allowed to record it with a new arrangement including strings. The single was also the first number-one hit for Epic Records. Billboard ranked the record as the No. 4 song of 1962.
Cover chart versions
In the UK, a cover version by Ronnie Carroll reached #3 in the charts on August 2, 1962, the same week that the Bobby Vinton record peaked at #15. It peaked at #7 in the very first Irish Singles Chart published in October 1962.
The song was recorded by Jim Reeves in 1963 and released on the album Gentleman Jim, one of the last albums released while he was still alive. While it did not chart in the US, it became a minor hit in Norway and Germany.
|UK Singles Chart||15|
|US Billboard Hot 100||1|
|US Billboard Easy Listening||1|
|US Billboard Hot R&B Sides||5|
- List of Hot 100 number-one singles of 1962 (U.S.)
- List of number-one adult contemporary singles of 1962 (U.S.)
- VG-lista 1962
- List of number-one singles in Australia during the 1960s
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