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Frank Ifield

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The Resume

    (November 30, 1937-May 18, 2024)
    Born in Coundon, Coventry, England, United Kingdom
    Moved to Australia at age 12
    Recorded the singles ‘I Remember You’ (1962), ‘Lovesick Blues’ (1962), ‘The Wayward Wind’ (1963), ‘Nobody’s Darlin’ But Mine’ (1963), ‘Confessin’ (That I Love You)’ (1963), ‘Mule Train’ (1963), and ‘Don’t Blame Me’ (1964)
    Inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association Hall of Fame (2007)
    Named to the Order of Australia for services to the arts

Why he might be annoying:

    He yodeled.
    One critic wrote, ‘No true country singer would dare do to a Hank Williams number what Frank Ifield has done to 'Lovesick Blues'.’ (Specifically, what Ifield did to the song was give it an upbeat ‘Twist’-style arrangement.)
    He was a one-hit wonder in the US, where ‘I Remember You’ was his only Top 40 song.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He was the second singer – following Elvis Presley -- to have three consecutive singles hit #1 in Britain.
    He sang at a Royal Variety Performance (1962).
    When he made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry, he was introduced by one of his musical heroes, Hank Snow (1963).
    His vocal cords were damaged by a bout of pneumonia (1986), leaving him unable to sing for a couple of years as he recovered.

Credit: C. Fishel

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Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 48 Votes: 97.92% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 14 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 5 Votes: 20.0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying