BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #123: “MR. LONELY”- BOBBY VINTON- DECEMBER 12, 1964

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Billboard #1 Hits: #123: “Mr. Lonely”- Bobby Vinton. December 12, 1964. #1 for 1 week.

  • Single: “Mr. Lonely”- Bobby Vinton
  • Record Company- Epic
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by Bobby Vinton and Gene Allan
  • Time: 2:40
  • B-side:”It’s Better To Have Loved”
  • Album- Roses Are Red
  • Grade: C
  • Peaked at #1 for 1 week on the Billboard Hot 100.

The British Invasion in 1964 didn’t seem to be hurting Stanley Robert Vinton of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Vinton had 4 Top 20 hits in 1964- and in October 1964 “Mr. Lonely” became his 4th and final career #1 hit. The song had been recorded over two years earlier during the same session that produced his first hit [and first #1} “Roses Are Red.” Vinton began to write this song back when he was in the army-the song is about a soldier who is overseas and having no communication with home.

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