Among Patsy Cline's most popular songs, or greatest hits, are "Sweet Dreams," "Walkin' After Midnight," "Crazy," "Three Cigarettes in an Ashtray" and "She's Got You." Others include "Back in Baby's Arms," "Faded Love," "Always," "Leavin' on Your Mind" and "Fall to Pieces."Continue Reading
"Fall to Pieces" was one of Cline's first major hits and is from "Patsy Cline's Showcase" of 1951. The Cochran and Howard composition had already been rejected by such stars as Brenda Lee when it reached Cline, who also disliked the piece at first. "Walkin' After Midnight" premiered in 1957, eventually peaking at number two on the Billboard, despite Cline's reservations that it sounded more like a simple pop song than a country tune. Cline then performed "Crazy" in 1961, a song composed by the then 27-year old song-writing phenom Willie Nelson.
Cline's enormous hit "Sweet Dreams" first appeared in 1963, just two months before the singer's tragic death. It reached number five on the Billboard chart and was subsequently used as the title for the 1980s biopic starring Jessica Lange. "Back in Baby's Arms" did not chart but instead appeared on Cline's highly successful "Greatest Hits" album. This album eventually went on to sell 10 million copies, achieve diamond status and win the award for the "Longest-charting Title by a Female Artist" in any genre from the 2005 Guinness Book of World Records.Learn more about Art & Literature