1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
(I'm Always Hearing) Wedding Bells recorded by Eddie Fisher with Hugo Winterhalter’s Orchestra and Chorus
Written by Robert Mellin and Herbert Jarczyk Introduced April 2, 1955, on RCA Victor records #6015
Eddie Fisher had huge top-ten hits with Any Time, Wish You Were Here, I’m Walking Behind You, Oh! My Pa-Pa, I Need You Now, Heart, Dungaree Doll, and Cindy Oh Cindy. His appeal was in the incredible sweetness of his baritone voice; he didn’t push to sell a song, he threw back his head and belted out a ballad—and he rarely belted better than in Wedding Bells (German title Hochzeitsglocken), the ‘B’ side of A Man Chases a Girl. The arrangement included chimes, background bells, a trumpet, an ‘oo, oo, oo’ chorus, and Eddie Fisher’s full-throttle “I never thought I’d fall.” In spite of everything going for it, this warmly vibrant Eddie Fisher song was only on the charts for a week. Wedding Bells seems apropos given his marriages to Debbie Reynolds, then Elizabeth Taylor, and then Connie Stevens that boosted the public exposure of all four stars. Two consecutive million-sellers in 1952, Any Time and Tell Me Why, made Eddie Fisher’s reputation as a major attraction with a style that recalled Al Jolson and Tin Pan Alley.
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"I don’t think I’m crazy, my feet are on the ground, but I’m always hearing wedding bells whenever you’re around"