“Ray Charles You Don’t Know Me”

“You Don’t Know Me” is a song written by Cindy Walker based on a title and storyline given to her by Eddy Arnold in 1955. “You Don’t Know Me” was first recorded by Arnold that year and released as a single on April 21, 1956 on RCA Victor.[1] The first version of the song to make the Billboard charts was by Jerry Vale in 1956, peaking at #14 on the pop chart.

Arnold’s version charted two months later, released as an RCA Victor single, 47-6502, backed with “The Rockin’ Mockin’ Bird”, which reached #10 on the Billboard country chart. Cash Box magazine, which combined all best-selling versions at one position, included a version by Carmen McRae that never appeared in the Billboard Top 100 Sides listing.

Ray Charles,who took it to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1962, after releasing the song on his #1 album Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music. This version also topped the “Easy listening” chart for three weeks in 1962, and was used in the 1993 comedy film Groundhog Day. The song was the twelfth number one country hit for Mickey Gilley in 1981.


9 thoughts on ““Ray Charles You Don’t Know Me”

  1. Happy New Year AOC! I I hope you’re all doing well :) I love this type of music 🎶, so easy to listen to. 🎧
    Although, I have never listened to this classic before – I have heard the name ‘Ray Charles’. My grandad was a huge fan!

    1. Yes, I have to try listening to Mr Charles when having coffee in the morning. Good idea! :)
      Yes all is good so far, and I hope you are well also and off to a great start this year☕

    1. America has never stopped drinking coffee. Thank you aruna 3 for your comment, liking this post. Ray Charles’ song, “You Don’t Know Me”, is so sweet! Aruna 3-Just keep having coffee with us, AOC!

    2. l have a lot of craze for cofee.plz come indià n take with us coffee.i make coffe very testy.ooo u doont nooo meee.

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