(I Wanna) Love My Life Away

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"(I Wanna) Love My Life Away"
Single by Gene Pitney
B-side "I Laughed So Hard I Cried"
Released 1961
Format Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
Genre Pop
Length 1:53
Label Musicor
Songwriter(s) Gene Pitney
Producer(s) Aaron Schroeder

"(I Wanna) Love My Life Away" is a song written and sung by Gene Pitney, which he released in 1961. The song was Pitney's first charting single, and spent 8 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 39,[1] while reaching No. 23 on Canada's CHUM Hit Parade.[2] In the United Kingdom, the song spent 11 weeks on the Record Retailer chart, reaching No. 26.[3]

Jody Miller released a version in 1978, which reached No. 67 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1961) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100 39
Canada - CHUM Hit Parade 23
UK Record Retailer 26

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gene Pitney - Chart History - The Hot 100, Billboard.com. Accessed October 14, 2016.
  2. ^ "CHUM Hit Parade – Week of March 6, 1961, chart No. 201". CHUM. Archived from the original on November 7, 2006. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  3. ^ Gene Pitney - Full Official Chart History, Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
  4. ^ "Billboard Hot Country Singles", Billboard, August 12, 1978. p. 44. Retrieved October 14, 2016.