| "I Fall to Pieces"
is a single released by Patsy Cline in 1961, and was featured on her 1961 studio album, Patsy Cline
Showcase. "I Fall to Pieces" was Patsy Cline's first #1 hit on the Country charts, and her second hit single to
cross over onto the Pop charts. It was the first of a string of songs that would be written by Hank Cochran
and Harlan Howard for Cline. "I Fall to Pieces" became one of Patsy Cline's most-recognizable hit singles. It
has also been classified as a country music standard.
When Cline began recording the song in November 1960, she had second guesses after she discovered
popular Nashville session group, The Jordanaires would serve as the background vocalists. Cline was afraid
the Jordanaires would drown her sound out and as a result, she was not very friendly upon meeting them.
Cline also felt that the Pop ballad style Bradley wanted it recorded in didn't suit her own style. Bradley was
trying to make the song appeal to the Pop market, an idea that was not well-liked by Cline. She had several
arguments with Bradley, however the ending result led to Cline recording it in the style that Bradley wanted
it. After listening to the playback of "I Fall to Pieces," she ended up liking the song, stating that she finally
found her own identity