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Music – 1982 – Ray Charles & The Raelettes – I Cant Stop Loving You – Sung Live At Constitution Hall

I Can’t Stop Loving You is a popular song written and composed by country singer, songwriter and musician Don Gibson….who first recorded it on December 30, 1957 for RCA Victor Records….when it was released in 1958 as the B-side of “Oh, Lonesome Me”….thus becoming a double-sided country hit single. At the time of Gibson’s death in 2003….the song had been recorded by more than 700 artists.

The song was covered by Ray Charles in 1962….while being featured on Charles’ Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music….and released as a single…..as Brother Ray’s version reached # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1962….and stayed there for five weeks….as this version went to # 1 on the U.S. R&B and Adult Contemporary charts….when Billboard ranked it as the # 2 song for 1962….plus Charles’ version reached # 1 in the UK Singles Chart in July 1962….where it stayed for two weeks.

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