Various Artists

Heartbeats & Heartaches

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Pop music sure does like affairs of the heart as subject matter, and the Top Ten charts in any era have always been full of hits that chronicle heartbreaks and heartaches. This two-disc, 50-track set collects a whole mess of these from the late '50s and early '60s, including such tried and true classics as the Shirelles' “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” Roy Orbison's “Only the Lonely,” the Platters' “The Great Pretender,” Buddy Holly's “Raining in My Heart,” Elvis Presley's “Are You Lonesome Tonight?,” and Connie Francis' “Who’s Sorry Now?,” among many others, all of which will make listeners nostalgically pine, yearn, dream, and cry over the way we sing about love -- it does seem to make the world go ‘round.

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