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Patsy Cline's 'I Fall To Pieces' Could Have Never Existed At All

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Its hard to think of anyone else singing the iconic "I Fall To Pieces", but that was almost a reality. The backstory behind one of Patsy Cline's signature songs is surprising to say the least! 

Cline reportedly didn't want the song at all. "I Fall To Pieces" was first pitched to Brenda Lee and Roy Drusky, but both stars declined. Could you imagine a male on the original vocals?

Cline was concerned that the background vocalists would overpower her own voice, but as it turned out the Jordanaires were a lovely compliment to her signature sound. She was also seven months pregnant at the time, and complained about the song's "Nashville sound".

"I Fall To Pieces" was released in 1961 but didn't have success right away. I nearly took 4 months for the song to make an appearance on the charts, but ended up at the #1 spot eight months after its debut. Since then, many artists have covered the hit song but no one could possibly emulate the one of a kind voice she had.

Below is Cline performing "I Fall To Pieces" on the Glenn Reeves Show in 1963. We sure are glad Cline decided to record the song, and we bet you are to! 


I fall to pieces
Each time I see you again
I fall to pieces
How can I be just your friend?

You want me to act like we've never kissed
You want me to forget (to forget)
Pretend we've never met (never met)
And I've tried and I've tried, but I haven't yet
You walk by and I fall to pieces

I fall to pieces
Each time someone speaks your name (speaks your name)
I fall to pieces
Time only adds to the flame

You tell me to find someone else to love
Someone who'll love me too (love me too)
The way you used to do (used to do)
But each time I go out with someone new
You walk by and I fall to pieces
You walk by and I fall to pieces
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