This song was written by Melvin Endsley and published in 1956. Endsley was a musician and songwriter, whose hundreds of songs were recorded by artists including Andy Wiliams, Johnny Cash, Paul McCartney, Marty Robbins, and Ricky Skaggs. “Singing the Blues” was first recorded by Marty Robbins in 1956 and then by Tommy Steele in the same year. One of the best-known recordings was the one by Guy Mitchell. And, in 1956, “Singing the Blues” was an international hit for Guy Mitchell, going to #1 on the U.S. Pop Chart and on Cash Box as well as rising to #1 in the U.K. and Australia. It went to #4 on the U.S. R&B Chart. It earned an RIAA gold record.
Guy Mitchell enjoyed a successful career in the U.S., U.K., and Australia, within music in a number of genres. This included Big band, pop, rock and roll, and country. Mitchell even had his own variety show titled The Guy Mitchell Show in 1957. He’s known for his songs “My Heart Cries for You, “The Roving Kind,” “Sparrow in the Treetop,” “My Truly, Truly Fair,” “Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,” and “Heartaches by The Number,” to mention a few.