Slim Whitman performs “Secret Love” Live Video.

The song was released on December 7, 1953, and reached # 2 on the Country & Western charts, in the spring of 1954.

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Secret Love

Lp cover Slim Whitman ( Imperial 1956 )
Lp cover Slim Whitman ( Imperial 1956 )

“Secret Love”, a song written by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster, was first recorded by Doris Day for the Columbia label, at Warner Bros. Studios, Burbank , California , on August 5, 1953, and released on October 9, 1953. Ranked as a number 1 hit for Day on both the Billboard and Cash Box, the song also afforded Day a number 1 hit in the UK. “Secret Love” has subsequently been recorded by a wide range of artists.

Slim Whitman recorded it for the Imperial label, on December 4, 1953, in Baltimore, MD, at the recording session Slim was accompanied by: Sugarfoot Collins, Zeb Turner, Tinker Fry, Curly Harris, Sonny Harville and O.K. Makella The song was released on December 7, 1953, and reached # 2 on the Country & Western charts, in the spring of 1954.

More than 350 versions of the song have been recorded.

Single cover Doris Day ( Columbia 1953 )
Single cover Doris Day ( Columbia 1953 )

Some versions:
Gogi Grant 1953 (RCA Victor)
Tommy Edwards 1953 (MGM)
Ray Anthony & His Orchestra 1953 (Capitol Records)
Homer and Jethro 1954 (RCA Victor)
Jimmie Rodgers 1958 (Roulette)
Kathy Kirby 1963 (Decca)
Skeeter Davis 1965 (RCA Victor)
Loretta Lynn 1967 (Decca)
Freddy Fender 1975 (ABC Dot)
And many many many more !!!!!!

 

 





Slim Whitman – Secret Love Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Once I had a secret love
That lived within the heart of me
All too soon my secret love
Became impatient to be free
So I told a friendly star
The way that dreamers often do
Just how wonderful you are
And why I’m so in love with you
Now I shout it from the highest hills
Even told the golden daffodils
Now my heart’s an open door
And my secret love’s no secret anymore

[Verse 2]
Now I shout it from the highest hills
Even told the golden daffodils
Now my heart’s an open door
And my secret love’s no secret anymore

Single Slim Whitman ( Imperial 1953 )
Single Slim Whitman ( Imperial 1953 )

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