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“What A Fool I was” By Eddy Arnold

Eddy Arnold was a successful country, gospel, and pop singer. After What a Fool I Was was, was released to the public in 1947, it began to play its role in Arnolds success, it continued to dominate within the charts, with 13 of the 20 best-scoring country music songs of 1947–1948.

It’s success began a decade of unprecedented chart performance; Arnold’s next 57 singles all ranked in the top 10, including 19 number-one successes. Arnold’s impact on the music industry will forever be written in history, he performed for six decades, and sold more than 85 million records.

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