It Doesn't Matter Anymore by Buddy Holly was a UK number 1 hit on Friday, April 24, 1959 spending 3 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. In this song, Holly is coping with a breakup, telling a girl that she doesn't matter anymore, as it's all over between them. He recorded the song on October 21, 1958 in New York City. It was his last recording session, as he died in a plane crash on February 3, 1959. In the UK, the song was released after Holly's death and rose to #1 in April, his only chart-topper there. This was one of the first Holly recordings to use string arrangements to highlight his vocals. Paul Anka wrote this song specifically for Holly. Like Holly, Anka was one of the few young singers who was writing his own songs. In the late '50s, Anka was still a teenager and extremely prolific. He was also very business savvy, with his own publishing company, so having an artist of Holly's stature could pay off nicely. Paul Anka donated his royalties from the song to Holly's wife.
Who sang It Doesn't Matter Anymore?
It Doesn't Matter Anymore was performed by Buddy Holly
What year did It Doesn't Matter Anymore get to the UK number 1 spot?
It Doesn't Matter Anymore first became a UK number 1 on Friday, April 24, 1959
How long was It Doesn't Matter Anymore at number 1 in the UK?
It Doesn't Matter Anymore spent 3 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.