Bill Anderson – World Of Make Believe

Was Bill Anderson's last number one as a solo artist. The single stayed at number one for a single week and spent a total of twelve weeks on the country chart.

Cover LP Bill Anderson MCA 1973
Cover LP Bill Anderson MCA 1973

World of Make Believe” is a 1973 single by Bill Anderson. “World of Make Believe” was Bill Anderson’s last number one as a solo artist. The single stayed at number one for a single week and spent a total of twelve weeks on the country chart. An earlier version of the song is credited to Battiste (Kevin 104, released in 1962, from Mobile, Alabama). A fourth composer, “Smith” (no first name given) is also credited on the label. The original version was probably from 1959 or earlier, when the song was recorded in 1959 by Willie Loftin &the Discords and by Johnny Bragg. Like Battiste, Loftin’s record label, Smoke, is from Mobile, Alabama. The Bragg version was on Decca. Both Loftin and Bragg are/were African-American. Smoke Records was distributed by Sandy Records, the Mobile-based label which had hits by Travis & Bob (“Tell Him No,” “Lovers’ Rendezvous”). The song may date back to 1956.

From the album Bill
B-side “Gonna Shine It On Again”
Released November 19, 1973
Genre Country
Label MCA
Songwriter(s) Pee Wee Maddux
Mario Carpenter
Pete McCord
Producer(s) Owen Bradley

Bill Anderson – World Of Make Believe Lyrics

I make believe I make believe that you’re here with me yes I do
I make believe I make believe that you’ll always be my very own yes I do
I guess I’m all wrapped up in a world of make believe
I make believe I make believe every time the phone rings that it’s you yes I do
I make believe every time that there’s a knock on the door
I make believe it’s you yes I do baby
I guess I’m all wrapped up in a world of make believe
And yet faith can move mountains and behind even the darkest cloud the sun can shine
(If you’ll make believe) if you’ll just make believe
Then I’ll be there with you and all of our dreams will come true
And we’ll both live in a world of make believe

Single Bill Anderson MCA 1973
Single Bill Anderson MCA 1973


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