500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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Ray Charles, 'I Can't Stop Loving You'

Writer: Don Gibson
Producer: Sid Feller
Released: May '62, ABC-Paramount
18 weeks; No. 1

When Charles put out Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, DJs picked up on this remake of the Kitty Wells hit, which hadn't been released as a single. After Charles heard that white vocalist Tab Hunter had cut his own rendition of the song, ABC rushed out a 45-friendly two-and-a-half-minute version.

Appears on: Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (Rhino)

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