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March 7

“It’s Only Make Believe,” A Story That Will Break Your Heart

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About the Song

It’s Only Make Believe” was written by Conway Twitty himself and Jack Nance. The song was released in 1958. “It’s Only Make Believe” top the Billboard charts and it peaked at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Top 100, in 1958. The song remained on top for 21 weeks. There were many versions of this song, including that of Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty, the album was entitled “We Only Make Believe.”

The Song’s Content

Have you ever been in a relationship where you are the one who’s always putting much effort? It’s exhausting, right? If you are in a one-way relationship or had been through it, then here’s a song for you to listen to.

The story of the song is about a man who is in a relationship with someone, but the woman doesn’t love him the way he does. Even though the man gives 100 percent of his effort and love to make the relationship work, still the woman in the story seems to not care about it. I think that that kind of relationship will not last a long time. He still hopes and prays that the woman will return all the love he gave to her in the future. If you have any experience like that of what the narrator tells us, what would you do? Do you continue loving the person, hoping that they will return the love you gave in the future? Or do you ,walk out of your relationship, knowing that you deserve someone better?

A Little About the Artist: Conway Twitty

Conway Twitty, son of a riverboat captain, was born on September 1, 1933, in Mississippi. He was known before as Harold Lloyd Jenkins until he changed his name to Conway Twitty. He wanted to become a professional baseball player, but he had to serve in the army during the Korean War. Moreover, Elvis Presley was Twitty’s inspiration to start a music career instead of joining the baseball league. His first song to top the charts was “It’s Only Make Believe”. Furthermore, he followed it with “Danny Boy” and “Lonely Blue Boy.

Twitty started his career as a pop singer, then he shifted to rock and roll, but his fame didn’t last in that genre. He began recording country songs in 1965. In 1970, he worked with Loretta Lynn.  Their first duet together was “After the Fire Is Gone.” In Addition, Twitty has 55 number one hits to top the charts.

He won six Academy of Country Music Awards, four Country Music Association Awards, and two Grammys. Aside from his career as an artist, Twitty dove into different business ventures, including banking, booking agency and a theme park.

In 1993, Twitty died due to an abdominal aneurysm. After his death, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.


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