Towards the end of 1950, Patti Page’s version of “Tennessee Waltz” became her second No. 1 hit, and her most-popular and biggest-selling single.
The song spent 13 weeks at No. 1 between 1950 and 1951. It also became Page’s second single to reach the country chart, becoming her biggest hit there, reaching No. 2. The song would later become one of the best-selling records of the time, selling seven million copies in the early 1950s, which prompted various cover versions of the song to appear on the charts during the year.
“Tennessee Waltz” has also represented the biggest commercial success to date for the overdubbing technique, pioneered by producer Mitch Miller, which enabled Page to sound as if she were harmonizing with herself.
The Tennessee Waltz
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