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Don Williams – Some Broken Hearts Never Mend | We will never forget this legend

Don Williams released “Some Broken Hearts Never Mend” as the first single from his album Visions nearly fifty years ago. The song quickly rose to the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in the United States. It was in the Top 40 for a single week and stayed there for a total of twelve weeks.

Despite the song’s breezy tune, you’ll cry.

“Some Broken Hearts Never Mend,” written by Wayland Holyfield, appears to be a song about lost love. It’s an unrequited love that you’ll never be able to forget. “Some broken hearts never mend. Some flashbacks last a lifetime. Some people’s tears will never dry. “My love for you will never die,” says the song.

Despite its breezy tune, light-as-a-feather production, and Williams’ toasty-warm vocals, “Some Broken Hearts Never Mend” let Williams croon with a bit of tear in his voice.

“I remember it well. The thing about it is that you got to remember that the tempo is not a waltz. It has a little tempo to it. So, even though the title is ‘Some Hearts Never Mend,’ there is still some validity in the hope that love is not bad,” Holyfield recalled. “This one didn’t work, but it’s (love’s) a good thing.”

Also, of the songwriters, Williams’ scored hits with most often, two were there early and would sometimes write songs together: Bob McDill and Wayland Holyfield. However, this was Holyfield’s first solo write to reach the top for Williams.

Actor Telly Savalas also had a sizable hit with it in Switzerland, where it topped for two weeks, as well as in Austria and the Netherlands.

“The funny thing is Telly Savalas (star of TV’s ‘Kojak’) was popular over there, and he recorded ‘Some Broken Hearts Never Mend.’ (His version) became very popular in Germany, and it still lives on to this day. From a remuneration point of view, it’s my biggest copyright,” Holyfield said.

Others who’ve recorded the song include the Bellamy Brothers and the Cox Family.

This song did become a big hit. It was Williams’ sixth No. 1 single on the country chart. During his fifty-two-year career, the “Gentle Giant” of country music notched seventeen No. 1 hits and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010. Over the years, Williams’ hits have been covered by many top artists, including Johnny Cash, Eric Clapton, Charley Pride, Kenny Rogers, Josh Turner, Alison Krauss, Alan Jackson, and Waylon Jennings, to name a few.

In March 2016, Williams announced that he will retire from touring for good. “It’s time to hang my hat up and enjoy some quiet time at home. I’m so thankful for my fans, my friends and my family for their everlasting love and support,” Williams said in a statement.

However, we lost the hit-maker in 2017 due to emphysema. Let’s celebrate Williams’ legacy by listening to one of his songs, “Some Broken Hearts Never Mend.”

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