"End of the World"


Check out an exclusive cover of "End of the World" by Joe Moralez. The song was inspired by the original 1962 recording by Skeeter Davis. The song was written by Arthur Kent and lyricist Sylvia Dee.

Davis recorded her version with sound engineer Bill Porter on June 8, 1962, at the RCA Studios in Nashville, produced by Chet Atkins, and featuring Floyd Cramer. Released by RCA Records in December 1962, "The End of the World" peaked in March 1963 at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 (behind "Our Day Will Come" by Ruby & the Romantics), No. 2 on the Billboard country singles, No. 1 on Billboard's easy listening, and No. 4 on Billboard's rhythm and blues. It is the first, and, to date, only time that a song cracked the Top 10 on all four Billboard charts. Billboard ranked the record as the No. 3 song of 1963.

I heard the original Skeeter Davis recording playing over the scene of a movie and stopped what I was doing to learn it. In the process I decided to record my own version of the song. This track represents the peaceful chirp of a sparrow in the middle of a hail storm. It's the perfect blend of chaos and beauty in one moment. This recording is dedicated to my precious pup, Maddie. It's been 1 year since she went missing.

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