Why Don't You Believe Me?

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"Why Don't You Believe Me?"
Single by Joni James
from the album Joni James' Award Winning Album
Published 1952
Released 1952 (1952)
Label MGM
Joni James singles chronology
"You Belong to Me"
"Why Don't You Believe Me?"
"Purple Shades"

"Why Don't You Believe Me?" is a popular song written by Lew Douglas, King Laney, and Roy Rodde and published in 1952.

A recording by Joni James (MGM Records catalog number 11333) reached #1 on the Billboard charts in 1952. Competing versions by Patti Page (Mercury Records catalog number 70025, reaching chart position #4) and Margaret Whiting (Capitol Records catalog number 2292, reaching chart position #29) also charted in 1952. The b-side to Page's version was the well-known song "Conquest".[1] On the Cash Box Best-Selling Record list, where all versions were combined, the song also reached #1 that year.

A later version by The Duprees reached #37 in 1963. Donna Stark (RCI Records catalog number 2341) reached #92 on the Billboard country music charts in 1980.

Recorded versions

See also


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research.
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