500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Patsy Cline, 'I Fall to Pieces'
Writer: Hank Cochran
Producer: Owen Bradley
Released: Jan. '61, Decca
20 weeks; No. 12
Cline was reluctant to record this ballad, which had been turned down by Brenda Lee, until Bradley coaxed her into it. Seven months pregnant when she cut it, Cline belted the ending the first time through, but the magic happened when she dropped to her lower register on her second try.
Appears on: 12 Greatest Hits (MCA)