500 Greatest Songs of All Time
The Everly Brothers, 'Bye Bye Love'
Writers: Boudleaux and Felice Bryant
Producer: Archie Bleyer
Released: May '57, Cadence
27 weeks; No. 2
"Bye Bye Love" had been turned down by 30 artists before Bleyer offered it to the Everlys for their first single. Phil and Don took it happily, if for no other reason than the $64 they would each earn for making it. The guitar intro was borrowed from a song Don had written called "Give Me a Future."
Appears on: All-Time Original Hits (Rhino)