Many artists have covered this song over the years; here are a few examples:
During 1963, Timi Yuro released a soul music version of the song from her album of the same name. A moderate success, the single reached No. 24 on the Billboard U.S. top 40 music chart and as much as No. 11 on the Canadian charts.
At his last recording session in July 1964, Jim Reeves recorded a version of the song which became the opening track to his 1965 album The Jim Reeves Way.
“Make the World Go Away” was a greater success for Eddy Arnold during 1965, scoring No. 1 on the country music chart and also scoring No. 1 on the adult contemporary chart. It reached No. 6 on the singles chart. “Make the World Go Away” was part of the so-called Nashville sound, an early mixture of popular with country music, and it became one of the most popular recordings of 1960s country music.
It is generally considered to be Arnold’s best-known song. The musicians on the Arnold session were Grady Martin, Velma Smith (guitars), Henry Strzelecki (bass), Jerry Carrigan (drums), Floyd Cramer (piano), Bill Walker (vibes), Harvey Wolfe (cello), Pamela Goldsmith, Ruby Ann Story (violas), Brenton Banks, Solie Fott, Lillian Hunt, Martin Kathan, Shelly Kurland (violins), and the Anita Kerr Singers (vocal chorus). In 2020, this version was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
Listen to Rose Marie’s version and you may understand why Americaoncoffee is so delighted to share Rose Marie as a nostalgic flashback.☕️☕️ Drink up!