The End of the World is the fourth studio album by American country singer Skeeter Davis. It was released in March 1963 by RCA Victor. It includes the hit single "The End of the World", which peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart. Skeeter Davis – vocals. Anita Kerr – producer. Chet Atkins – producer.
Produced by Chet Atkins. The End of the World Lyrics. Why does the sun go on shining? Why does the sea rush to shore? Don’t they know it’s The End of the World Cause you don’t love me any more. Don’t they know it’s The End of the World It ended when I lost your love. I wake up in the morning and I wonder Why everything’s the same as it was I can’t understand, no, I can’t understand How life goes on the way it does. Why does my heart go on beating Why do these eyes of mine cry Don’t they know it’s the end of the world It ended when you said goodbye. The End of the World" Track Info
from the album Skeeter Davis Sings The End of the World. Somebody Loves You", "Blueberry Hill". In the Skeeter Davis version, after she sings the whole song through in the key of B-flat, the song goes up by a half step to the key of B, where Skeeter speaks the first two lines of the final stanza, before singing the rest of the stanza, ending the song. Davis's recording of "The End of the World" was played at Atkins's funeral in an instrumental by Marty Stuart, and at Davis's own funeral at the Ryman Auditorium.
Cover of 1963 Skeeter Davis album, The End of The World, also the title of her hit single that year. Skeeter Davis in a promo ad for her song, "What Am I Gonna Do Without You", October 1964. The End of the World was written by composer Arthur Kent and lyricist Sylvia Dee; the latter drawing on sorrow from her father’s death, writing the lyrics when she was 14 years old. Skeeter Davis recorded the song on June 8, 1962 at the RCA Studios in Nashville, produced by Chet Atkins, and featuring Floyd Cramer on piano. Released by RCA Records in December 1962, The End of the World began its historic four-chart, Top Ten accomplishment in March 1963.
Mary Frances "Skeeter" Davis (December 30, 1931 – September 19, 2004) was a country music singer and a member of the Grand Ole Opry radio show for more than 40 years. She was best known for her hit song "The End of the World" (1963), one of the most popular American records of the 1960's. One of the first women to achieve major stardom in the country music field as a solo vocalist, she was an acknowledged influence on Tammy Wynette and Dolly Parton. Mary Frances Penick was born on December 30, 1931 in the small Appalachian town of Dry Ridge, Kentucky.
The discography of Skeeter Davis, an American country artist, consists of thirty-one studio albums, fifteen compilation albums, four tribute/cover albums, five collaborative albums, fifty-seven singles, two charting b-sides, and four singles with other artists. Born Mary Frances Penick, she was first a member of the country music pair the Davis Sisters. The release received critical acclaim. At the end of the 1980s, Davis released her final studio album You Were Made for Me, a duets release with Norwegian country artist Teddy Nelson. The End of the World (Skeeter Davis song). The End of the World" is a country pop song written by composer Arthur Kent and lyricist Sylvia Dee, who often worked as a team.
The End of the World is a pop music hit song recorded by Skeeter Davis that enjoyed international success in the 1960s. And the song was written by Arthur Kent and Sylvia Dee; the latter drew on her sorrow from her father's death. In 1975, American pop music duo Carpenters released a cover of "The End of the World" as a promotional single from theirlive album Live in Japan. It was recorded at the Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan. And In 1990, British singer Sonia also covered this song. The fifth and final single from her debut album, Everybody Knows, it reached number 18 in the UK,.
Nothing here measures up to that wonderful smash, but it's tasteful enough period Nashville country, with producers Anita Kerr and Chet Atkins ensuring that the LP measured up to state-of-the-art country-pop production by double-tracking Davis' vocals against a background of strings and lazy barroom piano runs. They did let her loose on Little Eva's "Keep Your Hands Off My Baby," which is replete with primitive fuzzy guitar.