The Door Is Still Open to My Heart

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"The Door Is Still Open to My Heart"
Single by Dean Martin
from the album The Door Is Still Open to My Heart
B-side"Every Minute Every Hour"
Released1964 (1964)
FormatVinyl, 7", 45 RPM
GenreTraditional pop
Length2:40
LabelReprise
Songwriter(s)Chuck Willis
Producer(s)Jimmy Bowen

"The Door Is Still Open to My Heart" is a 1955 song written by Chuck Willis and originally performed by the Baltimore-based R&B vocal group, The Cardinals. In the US, the original version peaked at number four on the R&B playlist and number ten in R&B sales charts.[1] Later in 1955, Don Cornell recorded the song and released it as the B-side to his hit, "Most of All". The Hilltoppers had a moderate hit with this song the same year.

Dean Martin version[edit]

In 1964, Dean Martin recorded the most successful version of the song. Martin's version spent 11 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 6,[2] while spending one week at No. 1 on Billboard's "Middle-Road Singles" chart that November.[3][4][5] In Canada, the song reached No. 22 on RPM's "Top 40 & 5" chart,[6] and No. 15 on the CHUM Hit Parade.[7] In New Zealand, the song reached No. 6 on the "Lever Hit Parade".[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 102.
  2. ^ Dean Martin - Chart History - The Hot 100, Billboard.com. Accessed September 18, 2016.
  3. ^ Dean Martin - Chart History - Adult Contemporary, Billboard.com. Accessed September 18, 2016.
  4. ^ "Middle-Road Singles", Billboard, November 14, 1964. p. 18. Accessed September 18, 2016.
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 158.
  6. ^ "Top 40 & 5", RPM Weekly, Volume 2, No. 12, November 16, 1964. Accessed September 18, 2016.
  7. ^ "CHUM Charts – Chart No. 399, Monday, November 02, 1964". CHUM. Archived from the original on July 18, 2006. Retrieved 2016-09-19.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  8. ^ "Lever Hit Parade" 07-Jan-1965, Flavour of New Zealand. Accessed September 20, 2016.

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