Can’t Get Used To Losing You – Andy Williams

THIS DAY IN MUSIC………………………………………..on April 27th of 1963 crooner Andy Williams had the top selling song in the US with “Can’t Get Used To Losing You”. Despite being surrounded by Rock ‘n’ Rollers, Williams had placed 14 songs on Billboard’s Top 40 since 1956 and would add 13 more by 1972. Written by Jerome “Doc” Pomus and Mort Shuman and first made popular by Andy Williams in his 1963 record release. Twenty years later, British band The Beat took a reggae re-arrangement of the song to #3 in the UK. Recorded by ¬†Williams in December 1962 and released in 1963. It peaked at number 2 in both the US and the UK. In the US, the single spent four weeks at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (behind “He’s So Fine” by the Chiffons and “I Will Follow Him” by Little Peggy March) and topped the Easy Listening chart for four weeks, peaking on both in April 1963.¬†Williams’ recording peaked at #1 on the Cashbox charts. Williams’ vocals on the song’s verses were double-tracked in unison, and overdubbed on the choruses so the listener hears Andy singing harmony with himself. The song appears on an album entitled Days of Wine and Roses and Other TV Requests in North America and Can’t Get Used to Losing You and Other Requests in the United Kingdom. .