Please Help Me, I'm Falling

"Please Help Me, I'm Falling"
Single by Hank Locklin
from the album Please Help Me, I'm Falling
B-side"My Old Home Town"
ReleasedFebruary 1960
GenreCountry
Length2:21
LabelRCA Victor
Songwriter(s)Don Robertson
Hal Blair
Producer(s)Chet Atkins[1]
Hank Locklin singles chronology
"Blues in Advance"
(1959)
"Please Help Me, I'm Falling"
(1960)
"One Step Ahead of My Past"
(1961)

"Please Help Me, I'm Falling" is a 1960 song written by Don Robertson and Hal Blair and first recorded by Hank Locklin.[1] The single was Locklin's most successful recording and was his second number one on the country charts.[2] "Please Help Me, I'm Falling" spent fourteen weeks at the top spot and spent nine months on the country chart and crossed over to the Hot 100 peaking at number eight.[3]

Chart performance[]

Chart (1960) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 8
U.K. Singles Chart[6] 9
Norway VG Lista[7] 4

Answer record[]

Later in 1960, Skeeter Davis had a hit with an answer record entitled, "(I Can't Help You) I'm Falling Too" which peaked at number two for three weeks on the Hot C&W Sides charts[8] and number thirty-nine on the Hot 100.[9]

Cover versions[]

References[]

  1. ^ a b Gilliland, John (1969). "Show 10 - Tennessee Firebird: American country music before and after Elvis. [Part 2]" (audio). Pop Chronicles. University of North Texas Libraries.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second ion. Record Research. p. 303.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 376.
  4. ^ "Hank Locklin Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Hank Locklin Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  6. ^ Guinness World Records British Hit Singles 15th Edition. London, UK: Guinness World Records Limited. 2002. p. 301. ISBN 0-85112-187-X.
  7. ^ "norwegiancharts.com - Hank Locklin - Please Help Me, I'm Falling". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  8. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second ion. Record Research. p. 100.
  9. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 164.
  10. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rxf7thksOFo
  11. ^ "Original versions of Please Help Me I'm Falling by Charley Pride". SecondHandSongs. Retrieved 2016-09-26.
  12. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 151. ISBN 978-0-89820-177-2.