It was released on side B of "I'll Try" on July 14, 1958.  He did not become a country music star until he crossed over in 1966. Years later, on a segment of 'Pop Goes The Country', Twitty stated it was a hit in 22 different countries, and sold over 8 million copies. That all changed when side B finally hit the chart in September, then made no. Child (2) It's Only Make Believe (7", Single, Kno) Ariola Hansa: AHA 522: UK: 1978: Sell This Version "It's Only Make Believe" is a song written by drummer Jack Nance and Mississippi-born singer Conway Twitty, while both were touring across Ontario, Canada in 1958. Known as Harold Lloyd Jenkins until changing his … He recorded a 1970 duet with Loretta Lynn, on their first collaborative album, We Only Make Believe. Additionally, Twitty contributed to an alternative cover by McDowell. Known as Harold Lloyd Jenkins until changing his name in 1957, Twitty was a relatively unknown rock n' roll singer at the time. List of number-one singles from the 1950s (UK), List of Hot 100 number-one singles of 1958 (U.S.), List of UK Singles Chart Christmas number ones, http://www.cmt.com/news/1500104/session-legend-floyd-lightnin-chance-dies-at-age-79/, "Billboard Hot 100 60th Anniversary Interactive Chart", "Robert Gordon (2) - It's Only Make Believe", "A Portrait Of A Man And His Woman - Screamin' Jay Hawkins — Listen and discover music at", "Go-Set Australian charts - 26 December 1970", "Glen Campbell Chart History (Hot Country Songs)", UK Christmas number-one singles in the 1950s. The song was recorded on May 7 for MGM Records; produced by Jim Vienneau, it featured Floyd “Lightnin’” Chance on double bass. She Needs Someone to Hold Her (When She Cries), There's a Honky Tonk Angel (Who'll Take Me Back In), This Time I've Hurt Her More Than She Loves Me, I Don't Know a Thing About Love (The Moon Song), The Astounding 12-String Guitar of Glen Campbell, Love Is the Answer: 24 Songs of Faith, Hope and Love, Glen Campbell in Concert with the South Dakota Symphony, Through the Years Live - Ultimate Collection, The Glen Campbell Collection (1962–1989) Gentle on My Mind, Rhinestone Cowboy/Bloodline The Lambert & Potter Sessions 1975–1976, Rhinestone Cowboy (New Studio Recordings), Rhinestone Cowboy Live, on the Air & in the Studio, I Might as Well Believe (I'll Live Forever), https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=It%27s_Only_Make_Believe&oldid=974095108, Christmas number-one singles in the United Kingdom, Pages using infobox song with unknown parameters, Singlechart usages for Billboardcountrysongs, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 21 August 2020, at 02:30.  The single topped both U.S. and the UK Singles Chart, and became the only #1 pop single of his career. 1 twice, on November 10 and 24. Though Twitty recorded subsequent versions of "It's Only Make Believe", his original 1958 hit never entered the Country & Western charts. "It's Only Make Believe" is a song written by drummer Jack Nance and Mississippi-born singer Conway Twitty, while both were touring across Ontario, Canada in 1958. It was released on side B of "I'll Try" on July 14, 1958. Twitty joins in on the last verse in a 1988 uptempo cover by Ronnie McDowell, which was a #8 hit on the country music charts. What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For? The song was recorded on May 7 for MGM Records; produced by Jim Vienneau, it featured Floyd “Lightnin’” Chance on double bass.