The Door Is Still Open to My Heart
|"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"|
|Format||Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM|
"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. 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
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, while spending one week at No. 1 on Billboard's "Middle-Road Singles" chart that November. In Canada, the song reached No. 22 on RPM's "Top 40 & 5" chart, and No. 15 on the CHUM Hit Parade. In New Zealand, the song reached No. 6 on the "Lever Hit Parade".
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 102.
- Dean Martin - Chart History - The Hot 100, Billboard.com. Accessed September 18, 2016.
- Dean Martin - Chart History - Adult Contemporary, Billboard.com. Accessed September 18, 2016.
- "Middle-Road Singles", Billboard, November 14, 1964. p. 18. Accessed September 18, 2016.
- Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 158.
- "Top 40 & 5", RPM Weekly, Volume 2, No. 12, November 16, 1964. Accessed September 18, 2016.
- "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)
- "Lever Hit Parade" 07-Jan-1965, Flavour of New Zealand. Accessed September 20, 2016.
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