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Why Don't You Believe Me?

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"Why Don't You Believe Me?"
Single by Joni James
from the album Joni James' Award Winning Album
PublishedOctober 15, 1952 (1952-10-15) by Brandom Music Co., Chicago[1]
ReleasedOctober 18, 1952 (1952-10-18)
RecordedJune 16, 1952 (1952-06-16)[2]
LabelMGM 11333
Joni James singles chronology
"You Belong to Me"
"Why Don't You Believe Me?"
"Purple Shades"
"Why Don't You Believe Me"
Single by The Duprees
B-side"My Dearest One"
ReleasedAugust 1963
Songwriter(s)Lew Douglas, King Laney, Roy Rodde
The Duprees singles chronology
"I Gotta Tell Her Now"
"Why Don't You Believe Me"
"Have You Heard"

"Why Don't You Believe Me?" is a popular song written by Lew Douglas, King Laney, and Roy Rodde and published in 1952.[1]

A recording by Joni James (MGM Records catalog number 11333) reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts for four weeks in September 1952.[3] Competing versions by Patti Page (Mercury Records catalog number 70025, reaching chart position No. 4) and Margaret Whiting (Capitol Records catalog number 2292, reaching chart position No. 29) also charted in 1952. The B-side to Page's version was the well-known song "Conquest".[4] On the Cash Box Best-Selling Record list, where all versions were combined (co-chart), the song also reached No. 1 that year.

Recorded versions[edit]

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  1. ^ "MGM 78rpm numerical listing discography: 11000 - 11499". www.78discography.com. Retrieved 2022-09-29.
  2. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2013). Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles, 14th Edition: 1955-2012. Record Research. p. 261.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research.
  4. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". Bingmagazine.co.uk. Retrieved December 30, 2018.