I Really Don't Want to Know

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"I Really Don't Want to Know" is a popular song with music which was written by Don Robertson and lyrics by Howard Barnes. The song was published in 1953.

The best-known version of the song was recorded by Les Paul and Mary Ford in 1953, one of the top 100 songs of 1954, reaching the No. 11 in the charts.[1]

Cover versions[edit]

"I Really Want You to Know" by Skeeter Davis was released by RCA in 1961 as an answer song to Eddy Arnold's version of the song.

Knud Pfeiffer wrote the Danish lyrics. The Danish title is "Jeg ønsker ikke dit svar". Raquel Rastenni with Harry Felbert's sixtet and chorus recorded it in Copenhagen in 1954. The song was released on His Master's Voice X 8219.

A Japanese version was sung by Yōichi Sugawara (菅原洋一) as "Shiritakunai no" (知りたくないの) in 1965.

This song was covered in Mandarin Chinese language, given the title name of 過去的春夢 (Passed Memory) with Chinese lyrics written by Li Rui Cheng (李瑞成), recorded by various female and male singers such as Rou Yun (柔雲) on YouTube in 1956 and Judi Jim (詹小屏) in 1973 from Hong Kong, Zi Wei (紫薇) in 1969, Bao Na-Na (包娜娜) in 1976, Feng Fei-fei & Yao Su-Rong (姚蘇蓉) both in 1978, Long Piao-Piao (龍飄飄), Yu Ya (尤雅) in 2002 from Taiwan, and Ling Seow (凌霄) from Singapore.

Chart performance[edit]

Elvis Presley[edit]

Chart (1970) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 21
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 23
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Singles 2
Canadian RPM Top Singles 9
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Singles 7

Elvis Presley singles on Billboard

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 349. ISBN 0-89820-083-0. 
  2. ^ The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits (8th ed.). New York: Billboard Books. 2004. p. 202. ISBN 0-8230-7499-4. 
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