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On this day in music history: June 2, 1962 - “I Can’t Stop Loving You” by Ray Charles hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 5 weeks, topping the R&B singles chart for 10 weeks on May 26, 1962, and the Adult Contemporary chart for 5 weeks on June 9, 1962. Written by Don Gibson, it is the third pop and seventh R&B chart topper for the musician nicknamed “The Genius”. Written by country music legend Don Gibson, “I Can’t Stop Loving You” is originally recorded by Gibson in late 1957. Charles records the song at United/Western Recorders on February 15, 1962. It is the first single issued from the landmark album “Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music” (released in April of 1962) . Initially labelled “Ray’s Folly” by ABC Paramount Records executives who doubt its commercial potential, the album and single are an immediate smash with the public. Entering the Hot 100 at #86 on May 5, 1962, it surges to the top of the chart just four weeks later. A major hit in several genres, “I Can’t Stop Loving You” sets a record for the longest run at the top of the R&B singles chart that holds for over twenty years until it is tied by Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing” in November 1982. “I Can’t Stop” also earns Ray Charles a Grammy Award for Best Rhythm & Blues Recording in 1963, and is inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 2001. “I Can’t Stop Loving You” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.

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Today in Music History - May 26, 1962, “I Can’t Stop Loving You” by Ray Charles tops the Billboard R&B chart

It also topped the Billboard Hot 100 and was the UK #1 single. Deservedly. I remember this song so well - I was not quite 4 years old - my mother singing along (in tune!) when it came on the radio.

I can’t un-think about you. I can’t un-feel your touch. I can’t un-hear all the words. Unsay all the things that used to mean so much. I wish I could un-remember everything my hearts been through. I’m finding out it’s impossible to do. I can’t un-love you.