BRENDA LEE :: THE END OF THE WORLD, 1965

The End Of The World, written by Arthur Kent and Sylvia Dee was originally recorded by country singer Skeeter Davis in 1962.  Since then, the song has been covered by a great number of recording artists around the world.

“A No. 2 hit in Sweden in September 1966 via a local cover by Mike Wallace & the Caretakers, “The End of the World” has also been remade by a number of other artists including Jessica Andersson, Anika (as B-side to her single “Yang Yang” and on her album Anika), Eddy Arnold, Best Coast, Debby Boone, Brilliant, Carola (in Finnish as “Maailmain”), Chantal Pary (in french “Le jour se lèvera), the Carpenters, Rivers Cuomo, Bobby Darin, Lana Del Rey, Barbara Dickson, Dion, Mary Duff, Allison Durbin, Judith Durham, Exposé, Agnetha Fältskog, Rosie Flores, Emi Fujita, Girls, Nina Gordon, Herman’s Hermits (as the B-side of “I’m Henery the Eighth, I Am”), Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann (released on the b-side to Eurovision Song Contest winner song 1963; Dansevise), Satoko Ishimine, Joni James, Cyndi Lauper, Brenda Lee, Vic Dana, Lobo, Julie London, Claudine Longet, Loretta Lynn, Al Martino, Johnny Mathis, Anne Mattila (in Finnish as “Maailmain”), Imelda May, Maywood, John Cougar Mellencamp, Anita Meyer, the Mills Brothers, Ronnie Milsap, Dorothy Moore, Mud, Anne Murray, Leigh Nash, Nomeansno, Patti Page, Helen Shapiro, Anne Shelton, Vonda Shepard, Nancy Sinatra, Sonia, the Tokens, Twiggy, Twinkle, the Vanguards, Bobby Vinton, Jeff Walker, Dottie West, and Lena Zavaroni. In 2009 Susan Boyle remade “The End of the World” for her debut album, I Dreamed a Dream.

A cover version by Allison Paige peaked at number 72 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in May 2000.

The Brazilian band Roupa Nova made a cover version in Portuguese, in 1997, named “O Sonho Acabou”.

Danny Chan, a Hong Kong famous singer, covered the song in a Cantonese version called “冬戀”.

A Mandarin version 《后会无期》 was covered by Hong Kong singer G.E.M. Tang. Subsequently there was another Mandarin version titled “星梦之光”, lyrics written by an SNH48 member, Wu Yanwen, and performed by SNH48 themselves in 2015.

Cyndi Lauper covered the song in 2016, the cover is part of the album Detour.”

-The End Of The World (Skeeter Davis Song), Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_End_of_the_World_(Skeeter_Davis_song)

The End of the World (Skeeter Davis song)

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