Roses Are Red (album)

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Roses Are Red
Album Roses Are Red.jpeg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 1962
GenrePop
Length32:20
LabelEpic
ProducerRobert Morgan
Bobby Vinton chronology
Bobby Vinton Plays for His Li'l Darlin's
(1961)
Roses Are Red
(1962)
Bobby Vinton Sings the Big Ones
(1962)

Roses Are Red is Bobby Vinton's third studio album, released in 1962. After Vinton's hit "Roses Are Red (My Love)" reached No. 1 (and saved Vinton from being fired from Epic Records), the eponymous album was released and made its way up to No. 5 on the Billboard 200. Shortly after the success of the song and album, Epic renewed Vinton's contract but changed his artist title from a bandleader to a solo artist.

"Roses Are Red (My Love)" is the first track on the album. Cover versions include "Sentimental Me", Cole Porter's "True Love", Roy Orbison's hit "Crying", "If I Give My Heart to You" and five country songs ("I Fall to Pieces", "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?", "I Can't Stop Loving You", "I Can't Help It" and "Please Help Me, I'm Falling"). Vinton's 1964 No. 1 hit "Mr. Lonely" (co-written by Vinton) was originally only an album track here; its release as a single was two years later when it appeared on Bobby Vinton's Greatest Hits.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Roses Are Red (My Love)"Paul Evans, Al Byron2:38
2."Sentimental Me"Jimmy Cassin, Jim Morehead2:51
3."I Fall to Pieces"Hank Cochran, Harlan Howard2:49
4."Mr. Lonely"Bobby Vinton, Gene Allan2:40
5."Have I Told You Lately that I Love You?"Scotty Wiseman2:42
6."I Can't Stop Loving You"Don Gibson2:35
Side 2
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I Can't Help It"Hank Williams2:49
2."True Love"Cole Porter2:19
3."Always in My Heart"Kim Gannon, Ernesto Lecuona2:22
4."Crying"Roy Orbison, Joe Melson2:41
5."If I Give My Heart to You"Jimmy Brewster, Jimmie Crane, Al Jacobs2:36
6."Please Help Me, I'm Falling"Don Robertson, Hal Blair2:33

Personnel[edit]

  • Robert Morgan - producer
  • Henry Parker - cover photo

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1962 Billboard 200 5[1]

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1962 "Roses Are Red (My Love)" Billboard Hot 100[2] 1
1962 "Roses Are Red (My Love)" Billboard Adult Contemporary 1[2]
1962 "Roses Are Red (My Love)" Norwegian record chart 1[3]
1962 "Roses Are Red (My Love)" Billboard R&B Singles 5[2]
1962 "Roses Are Red (My Love)" UK Singles Chart 15[4]
1964 "Mr. Lonely" The Billboard Hot 100 1[2]
1964 "Mr. Lonely" Billboard Adult Contemporary 3[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard Albums". All Media Guide / Billboard. Retrieved 2010-03-23.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Billboard Singles". All Media Guide / Billboard. Retrieved 2010-03-23.
  3. ^ "Norwegian charts archive". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2010-03-23.
  4. ^ "UK charts archive". chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-31. Retrieved 2010-03-23.