“So Wrong” is a song written by Carl Perkins, Danny Dill and Mel Tillis and popularized by country music artist Patsy Cline. The song was released as a single on Decca Records in 1962 by Patsy Cline.
Patsy Cline was best known for her string of Country and Pop ballads like “I Fall to Pieces”, “Crazy” and “She’s Got You”. By 1962, Cline was already successful on both the Country and Pop singles charts. Her first hit that year was the song “She’s Got You”. After that, Cline released a string of hits, including “So Wrong”. “So Wrong” was released in mid-1962 as a Decca 45 single, 31406, b/w “You’re Stronger Than Me”, and became a Billboard Top 20 Country Hit, reaching #14. Its success on the Pop charts was not as successful as her previous hits, reaching #85 on the Pop charts. The song was released as a single in Canada on Decca and on Brunswick in the UK, 45-05874. The song was also released as a 45 single in New Zealand on Festival Records as FK-253 as a B side and as part of a picture sleeve 45 EP.
Cline uses her emotionally expressive voice in this song, as she did with many other hits. The song initially talks about how someone was wrong towards their lover. They regret how wrong they were for letting their lover go, and express how much they miss them.
The song appeared originally on the 1962 EP So Wrong/You’re Stronger Than Me and was featured on the 1963 The Patsy Cline Story collection and the Patsy Cline’s Greatest Hits album in 1967, which would sell over 10 million copies and be certified a Diamond album, one of the all-time best-selling country albums.
A-side “You’re Stronger Than Me”
Released 16 July 1962
Recorded 28 February 1962
Bradley Film and Recording Studio, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Genre Country pop
Label Decca Records
Songwriter(s) Carl Perkins, Danny Dill, Mel Tillis
Producer(s) Owen Bradley