SONG OF THE DAY Brenda Lee – I’m Sorry

I’ve been watching this really good TV series recently and Brenda Lee’s I’m Sorry was one of the many great songs to appear on the soundtrack.  Every time I hear it I can’t get it out of my head, it’s always been that way and I love it!

At the time of the song’s release in 1960, Brenda Lee was just 15 years old and, out of concern that a 15-year-old girl was not mature enough to sing about unrequited love, Decca Records decided to hold back its release for a few months until later that year.

Releasing as the b-side to ‘That’s All You Gotta Do’, ‘I’m Sorry’ peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in July 1960 and was described by AllMusic guide as the pop star’s ‘definitive song’ and one of the ‘finest teen pop songs of its era’  It’s a cracking little earworm and I never tire of singing that first line at the top of my voice….


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